George Themistokleous: Between the Self and the Digital Self-image




 
  • ©2018, George Themistokleous

  • ©2018, George Themistokleous

  • ©2018, George Themistokleous

  • ©2018, George Themistokleous

  • ©2018, George Themistokleous

  • ©2018, George Themistokleous

Artist(s):


Title:


    Between the Self and the Digital Self-image

Exhibition:


Creation Year:


    2018

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Artist Statement:


    In our hyper-connected age and the digital exteriorization of memory through computational extensions what happens to our physical bodies? As the physiology of the body is undergoes a digital transformation via 3D scanning, what does this mean for one’s perception of their own body?
    I attempt to explore these questions through a custom-made interactive media installation of my own making, the diplorasis. In the installation participants unexpectedly encounter three-dimensionalized projections of their selves in ‘real’ time. How is the relationship between the actual self and its digital likeness defined through this encounter?


Sponsors:


    Cultural Services, Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture


Contributors:


    Project by: George Themistokleous
    Software Engineering: Savvas Socratous
    Hardware Engineering: Savvas Socratous, George Themistokleous
    Photographic/video documentation: George Athanasiou, George Themistokleous
    Electrical Engineer Consultant: Andreas Laoutas
    Actor in video documentation: Christophoros Liverdos


Video:

 

Diplorasis from ACM SIGGRAPH on Vimeo.



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