MFF2015_Arkikatko4_LudwigReuter

Interrupting the Everyday

MAKE YOUR ISSUES PUBLIC!

Snaking through our cities, often going unnoticed, are hundreds of adverts on digital screens that follow us as we journey through the city. Interrupting the Everyday is a project by m-cult and Tactical Technology Collective to rethink our urban environment and to reclaim some of these spaces for issues that affect our society. Together with a group of activists, community groups and designers, we will create campaigns that make visible and public, issues that are meaningful but not covered in mainstream media. These campaigns aim to open new perspectives to citizens everyday experiences of the city and its political underpinnings. Read more…

what_if_plants

Organic Cinema

HACKING INTO THE WHISPERS OF PLANTS

What if we can see and hear what plants talk about? What if we can pick up their inaudible whispers  Рthe signals, and make them audiovisual? By using the latest sensor technologies, Organic Cinema explores how local flora and fauna respond to their immediate environment. We will give them a voice!

Plants, bacteria and millions of other living entities surround us all the time and are vital to our well being – and they were the participants of this project. The main actors in Helsinki’s green installation were the Ostrich fern, the Raspberry, and the Ladies’ mantle.

Read more…

MFF2010_CitySleepLight_AntoineSchmitt

City Sleep Light

FEEL THE PULSE OF THE CITY AT SLEEP

Antoine Schmitt’s project for Media Facades Europe 2010, City Sleep Light makes a radical move by transforming a whole building into the sleep light of the city, akin to the sleep light of a computer. All the lights are pulsing together in an organic rhythm, turning the building into a living organism. Read more…

MFF2010_AirHunger_KimmoMustonen

Air Hunger

BREATHING LANDSCAPES

Air Hunger creates an interactive projection, where the breath pattern of a participant generates a landscape for a virtual character to move on. People can participate in the projection by wearing a wireless breath rate monitoring belt around their chest. The belt is given to one person at a time and he/she can walk freely in front of the projection area, while producing an undulating landscape in real time via the bluetooth modem. Read more…

MFF2010_ActionFlocking_OiOi

Action Flocking

LIVE ACTION WALL PAINTING

Realized by the OiOi collective, Action flocking is a collective action painting project, where the movement of people is visualized in real-time into graphics and particle animations that are projected onto the screen. The project explores and demonstrates collective visualization concepts that are based on location sensing technology. The concepts include a variety of game scenarios and visualization techniques and some of them can be played between cities. The purpose of the project is to invent participatory and playful forms to urban events.¬† Read more…