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Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

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Research

Marble Maze

October 3, 2018 |

As stage technology, such as sound and lighting, is evolving to be more and more an immersive experience rather than just framing performance, this work questions whether the stage, as well as the performance, could not also change and rearrange … Read More

(Un)Balance

October 3, 2018 |

(Un)Balance is an interactive experience in XR (extended reality) inviting participants to play on the edge of stability. Virtual and physical tools are combined to create an alternative reality in which participants are provoked to break habitual movement patterns. (Un)BalanceRead More

NeoTouch

October 3, 2018 |

NeoTouch is a speculative design project envisioning the future of haptic technology in the form of a communication device that allows touch at a distance. The project imagines a fictitious device which is informed by contemporary scientific research.

Haptic interaction … Read More

@heyhexx

October 3, 2018 |

@heyhexx is an interactive social media responsive robot puppet theatre installation. This theatre, designed to be viewed through social media platforms, acts as an intermediary between the digital and physical worlds. Emotions expressed through social media interactions are translated into puppet … Read More

When in Dome

October 2, 2018 |

When a group of people are engaged in an experience, a powerful feeling that “this is happening to all of us together” can arise. Much like an individual can enter a state of ‘flow‘ when they are fully immersed in an activity, a … Read More

Rapid Kinetic

October 2, 2018 |

‘Rapid Kinetic’ is an educational toolkit for prototyping lightweight dynamic structures. It consists of custom 3d printed modular snap-fit joints, DIY pneumatic artificial muscles, and a custom pneumatic control and simulation system.

In addition to the kit itself, a platform … Read More

Where The Waves Conspire

October 2, 2018 |

Where the Waves Conspire is a Cinematic Virtual Reality Experience allowing the viewer to interact with the narrative of the film. Using a Head Mounted Display (HMD), the VR Film follows a middle-aged man’s voyage into a dreamlike world. The … Read More

BirdSpace

October 1, 2018 |

Living in London, our acoustic environment is on an endless loop, aeroplanes on the flight path create noise which is constant, and always in the background. There has been an abundance of scientific research confirming a subtle, yet harmful psychological effects of … Read More

Skenè

October 1, 2018 |

Skenè is a spatial, scenographic tool for participatory performance, realised with the use of robotic technology. The design creates an interactive staging space, affected by the movement and touch of performers as well as the movement and position of the … Read More

Atemporal Memory

October 1, 2018 |

Atemporal Memory is a Virtual Reality project that explores how technology influences our conceptions and perceptions of time and space. Particularly, digital memories that augment or distort the perception of time and space are interrogated. Atemporal Memory uses time as … Read More

Yun You

October 1, 2018 |

云游 Yun You is a Virtual Reality Gallery exhibiting Chinese Shan-Shui (mountain and water) paintings. Combining traditional Chinese art with contemporary digital technology, the gallery offers novel possibilities for bespoke spatial settings and perspectives of viewing these precious pieces of … Read More

On Edible Cloud Nine

October 1, 2018 |

On Edible Cloud Nine is a multi-sensory, interactive and collective confectionery experience. Flavour – multi-sensory by its nature – is influenced by the visual stimulation of a dish, the scent it radiates, the sounds we hear and the environment that … Read More

Sufi Pavilion

October 1, 2018 |

Over the last decade, the UK has lay victim to a catastrophic, unforeseen wave of performance venue closures within the night life industry. It has become apparent that these rich in heritage and culturally significant architectural monuments’ have fallen to … Read More

NOMO

October 1, 2018 |

NOMO – Notation of Movements, explores a musical interpretation of physical motion. The developed system translates movements in physical space into digital sound, then maps the generated sound back to the space in real-time, creating an immersive acoustic experience. This simple but beautiful process reinforces the feelings of body movements in space as participants communicate with the space by listening and moving. The space is observed by a single camera, which allows a natural walk-in interaction. By bringing this system into live dancing performance, it generates an unpredictable and artistic interaction and a unique performance.

 

The final design specifically focuses on the delicate collaboration between body and space: a dancer, holding containers filling with paint of different colours, enters a 3x3x3m space surrounded by canvas; the paint splashes out and falls onto the canvas inevitably as the result of dancer’s movements, making the dancer also the creator of the performing space. This relationship is articulated by sound, triggered by the movement and the colour. The presented final work is a reciprocal feedback loop of action, sound and colour, each influencing the next.

 

 

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Emergent Harmony

September 30, 2018 |

Emergent Harmony is a self-organising modular sound system that generates emergent music. It is composed of multiple independent sound modules that listen to their surroundings and react to sound signals coming from other modules or from audience members. The audience … Read More

Locus

September 2, 2018 |

Locus is an interactive, kinetic, and scenographic installation that acts as an interface for choreographic behaviours in the context of contemporary dance performance. The project explores implications of bodily interaction with built structures and how audience engagement can here be … Read More

Felt Presence

September 2, 2018 |

Felt Presence is an on-going research experiment on the minimum amount of multisensory stimuli it requires to induce the Feeling of Presence (FoP) experience in participating visitors. FoP is a fleeting sensation often associated with neurological disorders or spiritual encounters, … Read More

Íchni

September 1, 2018 |

Íchni is a mixed-reality scenographic space that explores how complex, unpredictable movements can emerge in an interactive, physical-virtual system. Íchni emphasises how conscious awareness of movement affects actions and causes different negotiations of the material environment. The performance space consists … Read More