please check out my project RAINBOWS and if you're interested apply as a collaborator please apply from the form on the Media lab Prado website:
Feel free to contact me for more info : Kyd Campbell [[ kyd[at]frontierlab[dot]org ]]
a) a descriptive sentence of the project and goals:
RAINBOWS is an interactive artwork that questions the consequences of digital image consumption by allowing anonymous contributors in public space to safely dispose of their unwanted images and contribute to the occurrence of real rainbows.
b) a brief abstract:
RAINBOWS is a solar-powered public artwork questioning the consequences of digital image consumption through the creation of magical natural phenomena. This interactive unit makes use of USB interfaces, Arduino Microcontroller, Unix and Python scripts and PureData processing to collect, count and 'transform' unwanted digital images into real rainbows.The fundamental questions related to this project are : When you throw away a digital file, where does it go? Is this garbage piling up somewhere? Is it a threat?
See the project outline and diagrams here: http://www.frontierlab.org/rainbows.html
c) personal profile and background:
Kyd Campbell (from Montreal, currently living in Berlin)
I work as an independent programmer, exhibition designer and curator specialized in circulation, media and audio art and also as a digital creator of video and public interactive situations. I have developed a number of cultural venues in Canada and Eastern Europe including collaborations with the Upgrade! International network, Public Art Lab's project Mobile Studios, the Pure Data community, the HTMlles festival and CTRL_ATL_DEL festival in Istanbul. I'm co-founder of tiny noise, a nomadic sound art exchange platform and contribute to digital communities and research groups focused on observing mobility and the emotional aspects of human-machine relationships. I welcome all forms of collaboration and information exchange.
I'm not a programmer. I studied sculpture and some basic electronics and during my studies I had the chance to make some basic projects with max/msp and pure data. I have worked until now with a few collaborators on this project.
you can see info about my artistic and curatorial work here: http://frontierlab.org
d) profiles of potential collaborators: (I will post some more detailed tasks quite soon.)
To realise the RAINBOWS project, I look for collaborators with expertise and desire to experiment in the following programming environments: Unix, Python, PureData, Arduino micro-controllers. It would also be great to connect with people who have some knowledge of light physics with a special interesting in making real rainbows (with water and light).
I speak fluent English and French. I understand only a tiny bit of spanish, but maybe as a group we can manage to communicate regardless of language.
If you have some experience with these tools, please apply to join the project or if you know anyone that may be interested, please send this info along to them. Please feel welcome to contact me with any questions: kyd[at]frontierlab[dot]org
e) images of the project: (sorry for the silly diagrams)
ultima edicion por Kyd (09-03-2009 01:34:13)