SIGGRAPH Asia 2015: Life on Earth




Chair(s):


Location:

Kobe, Hyōgo

Dates:

November 2nd - 5th, 2015

Overview:

Themed Life on Earth, come experience and interact with art works and artistic installations that utilize digital technology including visual and sound works, augmented-reality installations, as well as performances.


Committee Members:

Exhibition Artworks:


Exhibition Writings and Presentations:


    Title: (Projection) Mapping The Brain: A Critical Cartographic Approach To The Artist's Use Of FMRI To Study The Contemplation Of Death.
    Writing Type: Paper
    Author(s): Jane Prophet
    Abstract/Summary/Introduction:

    Production of life-sized self-portrait comprising digital animations and live action video projection-mapped onto a 3D print from MRI data gathered as the artist viewed memento mori paintings and meditated on death.


    Title: SyncDon II: Bio-Synchronical Communication
    Writing Type: Paper
    Author(s): Issey Takahashi Akihito Ito
    Abstract/Summary/Introduction:

    “SyncDon II” aims to transfer emotion to others non-verbally by the heartbeat synchronization, which induced by the stimuli correlated with heartbeat rhythms. Emotions on the rhythms are passed to someone else through the gift-box. “SyncDon II” tries to enhance our communication with the physical synchronicity.


    Title: Dear Human
    Writing Type: Paper
    Author(s): Kin Hang Yuen Sze Mei Lui Hi Hang Leung Chun Wai Lai Siu Tak Ng
    Abstract/Summary/Introduction:

    Inspired by the cruelty in intensive farming of animals, the aim of this installation is to remind people of the story behind their food, even if you did not kill the animal, eating is just same as killing them.


    Title: Numerical Anamorphosis: An Artistic Exploration
    Writing Type: Paper
    Author(s): Francesco De Comité Laurent Grisoni
    Abstract/Summary/Introduction:

    We show how raycasting techniques help finding new effective methods for building general anamorphoses, using arbitrary shaped mirrors and three dimensional anamorphic sculptures. This leads in turn to the achievement of 3D printed sculptures, validating the method.


    Title: Conceptual Superposition. The Aesthetics Of Quantum Simulation
    Writing Type: Paper
    Author(s): Fabian Offert
    Abstract/Summary/Introduction:

    I examine the conceptual and aesthetic implications of quantum simulation by reading Richard Feynman’s lecture “Simulating Physics with Computers” with Theodor Adorno’s aesthetic theory; I argue that the very notion of quantum simulation is in a state of conceptual superposition – which is, at its core, an aesthetic principle.


    Title: HCI In Performance Arts And The Case Of Illimitable Space System's Multimodal Interaction And Visualization
    Writing Type: Paper
    Author(s): Miao Song Serguei Mokhov Peter Grogono Sudhir P. Murdur
    Abstract/Summary/Introduction:

    The paper describes the relevant in performance arts and HCI and showcases the Illimitable Space System–a configurable multimodal interactive system prototype for interactive documentaries, dance performance, and musical visualizations using gestures (Kinect) and speech processing for various modes of interaction.


    Title: Meditative Process In New Media Art: An Affective Possibility Of Digital Media In The Art Making Process
    Writing Type: Paper
    Author(s): Su Hyun Nam
    Abstract/Summary/Introduction:

    This paper explores the affective potentials in digital media as looking into the process of art making. Contemplating the unique experience of artists with technology, this paper suggests alternative ways of building a relationship between digital media and human bodies, considering the gap as an open space for a metaphysical freedom.


    Title: Super-Natural: Digital Life In Eastern Culture
    Writing Type: Paper
    Author(s): In Dae Hwang Mark Guglielmetti Vince Dziekan
    Abstract/Summary/Introduction:

    We examine how digital media technologies are predominantly framed through a cultural Western lens then advance the proposition that by framing digital media technologies through an Eastern lens we may better understand how digital media and digital systems can promote a sense or perception of “technology-being-with-us”.


    Title: Life After Life
    Writing Type: Paper
    Author(s): Robert Lisek
    Abstract/Summary/Introduction:

    The tension between biology and political economy brings the following questions: is an individual an owner of its own body? does owning constitute its property? and under which conditions? what are the methods for authorising and selling organs, cells or DNA? under which conditions can companies manage biological material?