Alain Renaud



Affiliation(s):


  • Bournemouth University

Location:


  • London, England, GB

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Writings and Presentations:


  • Title: KIMA - A Holographic Telepresence Environment Based on Cymatic Principles
    Writing Type: Paper
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    Exhibition: SIGGRAPH 2013: XYZN: Scale
    Abstract Summary:

    KIMA is a holographic surround-sound installation that visualizes telepresence as both a phonetic and a synaesthetic phenomenon. The performance piece is based on the physical conditions of cymatics-the study of physically visible sound wave patterns. Two environments, a quad surround and a holographic interface, build the framework of a telematic experience that illustrates communication as wave forms while focusing on the relationship between sound and matter.

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    Title: Transmission: A Telepresence Interface for Neural and Kinetic Interaction
    Writing Type: Paper
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    Exhibition: SIGGRAPH 2014: Acting in Translation
    Abstract Summary:

    Transmission is both a telepresence performance and a research project. As a real-time visualization tool, Transmission creates alternate representations of neural activity through sound and vision, investigating the effect of interaction on human consciousness. As a sonification project, it creates an immersive experience for two users: a soundscape created by the human mind and the influence of kinetic interaction. An electroencephalographic (EEG) headset interprets a user’s neural activity. An Open Sound Control (OSC) script then translates this data into a real-time particle stream and sound environment at one end. A second user in a remote location modifies this stream in real time through body movement. Together they become a telematic musical interface—communicating through visual and sonic representation of their interactions.

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