Julien Pilet

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Most Recent Affiliation:

  • Keio University

Writings and Presentations:

  • Title: Souvenirs du monde des montagnes
    Writing Type: Paper
    Exhibition: SIGGRAPH 2009: BioLogic: A Natural History of Digital Life
    Abstract Summary:

    This paper describes a particular book called Souvenirs du monde des montagnes, which draws its iconography from the history of a Swiss mountain family from 1910 to 1930. By simply dipping into the first few pages, the reader will be lost between real and virtual universes, wonder about the evolution of the images’ meanings, and question an object’s true content. This setup, developed using state-of-the-art computer vision technology, offers unprecedented freedom: we can make technological references disappear to place the user in fruitful turmoil between visible and hidden meanings. The shadow of a bird flies over the pages, foxes’ lanterns light up the text, paper mountains emerge. Once the last page has been turned, the reader will never look at books in the same way again.