April 12, 2019
Improvising and Prototyping Social Forms in Responsive Environments
Berkeley Institute of Design*, University of California, Berkeley
12pm Friday April 12, 2019
Sha Xin Wei
Professor – Arizona State University
Building on the Topological Media Lab’s work on collective, ad hoc gesture and responsive media in enactive, embodied environments, Synthesis has been the home for a new order of responsive environments.
We leverage the state of the art realtime gestural time-based media: sound, audio, video, theatrical / domestic lighting, air, mist, water, or any computationally modulated hybrid material, together with movement-based arts, theater production, computational physics and signal processing. We describe some research streams and applications such as improvisatory environments, place and atmosphere, rhythmanalysis, and the ‘in vivo’ prototyping of social forms.