Alan Reiter was approached by a state arts commission that’s interested in exploring the possibilities of using WiFi for the “arts.”
” With WiFi, you could download audio or video. Listen to interviews of authors, artists, actors. View pictures and photographs on display. Perhaps even view made-for-WiFi “movies” that are relevant to the specific community.
There are lots of possibilities and no end to the ideas. But you still have to create reasons for people to carry WiFi-enabled PDAs and laptops. Indeed, would anyone (besides me!) carry a device to an WiFi-enable “art” community? Of course, there also could be WiFi-enabled kiosks for the public.”
Anyone with experience in using 802.11 for art-type applications is invited to send him thoughts, ideas and experiences. His e-mail address is: email@example.com
Some sort of public interaction might involve wireless LANs.
Maybe a Blue Man Group performance instrument, a float, a talking kiosk, or an interactive sculpture. Say “hello” to kinetic sculpture. The Dialtone Symphony (.ram) was a concert performance in which all of the sounds are wholly produced through the choreographed ringing of the audience’s own cell phones.
A small research loft/lab might rent for $300/month and include computers, wireless networking, sensors and construction materials. It would be located for easy accessability and creative cross fertilization. It could eventually do contract work for architects, artists and designers.
Some related stories in Daily Wireless include:
- Wearable Communicating Costumes (elwire and fiber)
- MIDI Light Sequencers (and performance instruments)
- Internet Kiosks (with tactile feedback)
- Natural Language Input (with a human-form)
- A West Coast Grid (for gaming, not really “art”)
Below is a list of links from my InteractiveSculpture web site at Personal Telco.
Take your pick. These are not organized in any coherent fashion; some links are dead and others are just broken but might be repairable. No refunds or guarantees. Rumage around and you might find some goodies.
Prototyping in cardboard with a bill of materials under $20 might be a good start. Computer control optional at extra cost.
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