Talks

  • Chris O’Shea talks about Hand From Above, a playful installation made for the BBC Big Screens division. A large screen placed in a city square shows a live video feed of the square and its pedestrians. Suddenly, a giant hand appears and starts to tickle, grab, squash and play in various ways with the people there.

  • Monobanda talks about Bandjesland, a PLAY Pilots live game produced for the Le Guess Who? music festival in collaboration with Arne Boon. Players of Bandjesland use old-fashioned cassette tapes fitted with newfangled RFIDs to collaboratively produce music. A recording station enables players to record their own samples and save them to a cassette tape. The music and the samples were all recorded and made accessible to a broader audience on a website.

  • Matthias Oostrik talks about U-Turm Project, an interactive urban projection made for the Dortmund E-Culture Fair in collaboration with MediaLAB Amsterdam. People on the U-Turm square dance to the music played by a DJ and are projected in real-time on the building’s windows. Dancers can control their position on the building using body movements. Meetings of players in one window are rewarded with solo projections that cover the whole building.

  • Yuri Suzuki talks about Breakfast Machine, a Rube Goldberg contraption that was built in collaboration with visitors of an exhibition at Platform21. At the end of a week of participatory creation the machine served breakfast – consisting of coffee, omelet and toast with jam – to the public.