New Realities – Being Syncretic

New Realities - Being Syncretic360 Seiten Verlag Springer Wien New York


Ascott, Bast, Fiel, Jahrmann /Schnell (Eds.)

Back in 2005, Roy Ascott introduced a term at the Consciousness Reframed Conference in Plymouth, which was soon to become pertinent to the discourse on transdisciplinary enquiry into art, science, technology and consciousness. …

Drawn from the contributions to the 9th international „Consciousness Reframed“ research conference held at University of Applied Arts Vienna in 2008, this publication aims for a timely re-definition of contemporary syncretic inquiries into the fields of art, science, technology and society through theory and practice alike, reframing the concept of innovation in its relationship to progress and change within the context of perception and its transformation. It comprises a wide range of outstanding expertise and insights of artists, architects, performers, musicians, writers, scientists, and scholars. Among the authors from at least 20 countries are most prominently Roy Ascott, Gerald Bast, Jim Gimzewski, Pierre Lévy, Ryohei Nakatsu, Michael Punt, Ruth Schnell, Barbara Maria Stafford, Alfred Vendl, Victoria Vesna and Peter Weibel. The publication includes full papers and a DVD, edited by Ruth Schnell, with short video extracts of the event and accompanying visual reference….

With an Article by Christa Sommerer, Laurent Mignonneau and Michael Shamiyeh

„Media Facade, Communication Display, Interactive Art, Interface Design“

Solar Display: a selfpowered media facade

Artists who create interactive systems and artistic interface designs have begun to look for new display possibillities. For this reason facade´s of contemporaty buildings have been largely investigated as a sort of membrane fort the display of interactive digital content.