2007

ATTAKK

The visitor to !REVOLUTION? international exhibition is spammed by an unsolicited mobile phone media message (bluejacking) in every 15 minutes. The message arrives in the form of a picture, video or a sound file representing major turning points in 20th century Hungarian history. These media messages point to the common features of 1919 (shortlived communist takeover and the resulting “white terror”, a farright dictatroship), 1956 (uprising against the Soviet occupation), 1989 (collapse of communism, system adjustments) and 2006 (anti-governmental and police clashes).

Mllamp

Mllamp project is an experiment for simulating emotions with putting minimal intelligence into everyday things.

If it has some anropomorph character, the viewer can easily go into with recognizing human gestures.

The interaction between the pair of Mllamps associated with human behavior can be recognised as emotions in lamps.

Landprint

The aim of the Landprint project is to reproduce subtle patterns and photos by combining various species of plants with programmed robotics.

Plants and flowers that spawn seem to make continuous patterns with their various colours and shades seen from a distance. With the use of programmed robotics for the planting and cutting of plants, we can manipulate the evolving patterns, to render photo-like, delicate images.

Mobile gesture interfaces

Nowadays, we interact with mobile phones via 15-20 small buttons, which makes it extremely hard to reach certain functions. To write the word "hello" needs 15 button presses on an average mobile. We also need long keystrokes to find someone in the contact list with hundreds of names. Voice dialling has been available for many years, but it isn't reliable at noisy places, and we just don't feel confortable to talk to our phones when others are listening.

Mobile Jam

Jamming with mobile phones
Music sharing website

Our goal is to create musical content that was specifically created using (interconnected) mobile phones by utilizing phone interfaces that radically expand music-making competency for a larger number of people. Mobile musicians could create increasingly more complex sound loops from samples and they could mix and manipulate the created music further .

Arbour Light

Arbour light, an intelligent lighting system can reproduce the visual atmosphere of natural phenomena. It recreates the ambient atmosphere rather than a photographic image, hence it extends communication into non intrusive modalities.

Animata

Animata is a real-time animation software for live performance, with the aid of which we can easily create scenes with virtual puppets. Creating and moving characters is as simple as loading an image and attaching a skeleton to it. Images can be placed in different depths of field so that they have a three-dimensional effect. We can move among the layers of various depth, creating a spatial effect, with the help of the camera, covering various segments of the scenes. The characters’ movements are controlled by external devices.

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.

Multi touch wall

Our multi touch wall is a 2 by 1 meters touch sensitive surface, where one can interact with the projected media with one's fingers, hands, as well as more people at a time. We programmed a set of simple applications, where one can paint with hands, navigate a mind-map collaboratively, for example. We built this interface so we can learn and develop interesting and new kinds of contents for such interfaces, which are becoming more and more popular nowadays.

Celebgraph

There are vast amounts of unstructured data on the web that is hardly understandable for people and machines. Useful information can be obtained with data mining methods from these datasets, and visualization tools can make it easier to discover new relations. In this project, we are trying to visualize celebrities appearing on a Hungarian news portal.

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