public space

We Are Forests

We Are Forests is a new mobile sound work being developed by Emilie Grenier & Duncan Speakman. The project seeks to explore the weight of the human voice in social environments full of micro-blogging and continuous status updates and investigates the impact of performance spread between separate physical locations.

Beat Your Mouse Movement aka BYMM

BYMM strives to balance the growing hours spent in front of computer screens by offering a playful solution that motivates people to walk in order to get more exercise and become more conscious about their health and city environment. It consists of two gadgets. One of them is a web/desktop application that tracks use of a mouse, while the other one counts steps. Individuals can playfully compete between their online and IRL selves, and win by walking more than mousing.

manenmane

Interactive techno-social flock of e-Sheep

diplomawork

Smoking Area

Our first goal was to build a closed area that allows the caughing objects to be tried in exhibitions with real smoke.

More and more European countries decide to ban smoking in public spaces. The ones who would like to light up a cigarette must find the smoking area, which is mostly outside of the building, in the fresh air. Generally speaking the area reserved for smokers is becoming smaller every day and because of this they became isolated.

Tone Tags

Concept

Tone tags are small devices that can record and loop sounds. Once the button is pressed, you can make some noise and each tag starts cycling it endlessly. You can throw it on any surface, it stays there, and your sound is fixed at that specific point.

Cross-Connect

The installation consists of floating bubbles that carry conversations happening in the “private” space of a “public” phone.

“Cross-connections” is a term that was commonly used when one call between two people from a landline phone was superimposed by another call making both the conversations heard by all four people involved. Often leading to the four speaking with each other. This is interesting because privacy, suddenly becomes a relative term. It has little to do with isolation but with the hope of not being discovered in a crowd. The dispersed conversations out of a seemingly “private” space indicate towards the presence of “listeners” and “hackers” at various levels of the current communication model.

MobMov

By the help of mobile internet and GPS we can delegate files to some certain place which can only be available at that given place. With this technic we can create a database which is accessible for everybody.
This databank can contain messages, pictures and what is mayb the most important, videos, which make the best of wideband mobile internet.

Intergang

Local Wifi/Telestreet/WebTV/activism project
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Social access, local content, community action!
Escape from the Internet ghetto!
Bridge the digital divide!

Independent media always have to operate in a media environment
characterised by an assymetry of resources where the mainstream media
commands more access and more content than independent media could
ever seize or produce. The subordinated position is always a source of
inspirationo for innovative tactiques that emerge from the reality and
the experience of repression.

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