Polylogue pt. 2

From 26 October until the end of this year’s Biennale, the Greek Pavilion hosted the interactive installation Polylogue II. Designed especially for the Greek Pavilion by a small team of designers, artists and technologists from Berlin working within the MAZI project, the installation aimed at experimenting with the relationship between the pavilion as a place and the 137 architects in Greece, that are members of the pavilion‘s committee as a social “space”.

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Trees

Trees is an ongoing project written in openFrameworks, which simulates tree growth influenced by sun and gravity and creates 3d printable models from these simulations.

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The MAZI Archive

MAZI /Berlin is a pilot project that explores the relationship between network technologies, civic action, commons and informal learning. MAZI means "together" in Greek, and under this idea we work on the development of a DIY networking toolkit for location-based collective awareness.

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Contains Life

Verdrängte Realitäten erobern Raum, sprengen die Grenzen alltäglicher Wahrnehmung und machen sich auf, die Stadt zurück zu erobern.

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Polylogue

Polylogue is an interactive installation and a hyper-local message feed. Through an open WIFI network, users in reach of the wireless signal can send text messages with their smartphones, tablets or computers. These messages get printed immediately on a paper roll that runs in-between two translucent, black boxes and are transformed into a material stream of consciousness.

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Sos Mehringplatz

The Sos Mehringplatz installation is a tool to give voice to the inhabitants of Mehringplatz. Its interface reminds of the emergency telephones of the BVG, which can be found in many train stations in the city of Berlin.

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The Meeting Point

The Meeting Point is an interactive installation consisting of an open and exclusively local WIFI network, a projection and the Hybrid Letterbox. It was created for and shown as part of the “Meeting Point under the Bridge”, an initiative carried out by Jerusalem‘s Muslala Artists Collective and as part of the Israel Festival 2015.

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Offline Library

A graphical user interface for a local book and article sharing platform which works via Wifi. The Offline Library was created as a fully functioning prototype for the Hybrid Publishing Lab and the Leuphana University Lüneburg.

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Lullaby Box

The Lullaby Box lets you record and allocate lullabies to the region the singing person originates from. From the outside, the box resembles a photo booth: a private space participants can enter in order to sing and record their favorite lullaby – one they remember best from their childhood.

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"Trust me" prototypes

Some interactive digital prototypes that were created and explored together with the Design Research Lab and Bundesdruckerei. The prototypes were ment to try out interaction patterns, animations and metaphors to create a new interface for the security technology "trust-me", which is being developped by the Bundesdruckerei in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security.

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Led Matrix Driver

An Arduino Library for interfacing a single Olimex (RGB and non-RGB) 8x8 Matrix.

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Hybrid Letterbox

The Hybrid Letterbox was originaly developed to serve as an interface for communicating and sharing ideas within local communities. Bridging the gap between the analogue and the digital, it allows everyone to take part in a discussion within the digital realm. Since the act of posting a letter to a mailbox is strongly ritualised and well understood by all generations, the hybrid letterbox focuses on the inclusion of digital strangers in digital discussions.

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Pinpoint

The Pinpoint Mobile App provides urban researchers with a workshop tool to map specific features in a local environment. The Participants are asked to find and document places they like to share on a stroll through the neighbourhood. These places and pictures are then mapped on a visual representation of the research space. The pinpoint application was developed in collaboration with the Universität der Künste Berlin.

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Liebe Sonnenallee...

The “Liebe Sonnenallee...” (in English: “Dear Sun boulevard”) installation picks up the concept of the Hybrid Letterbox. Utilising the same interface, it regards not only the process of idea-sharing, but also shows up an approach on how to motivate people to take part in a public discussion around the submissions, by projecting the submitted postcards on a big wall at the Sonnenallee street.

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Chimecloud

The Chimecloud is an evocative and responsive sound and visual installation aiming to motivate users to actively take part in the creation of soundscapes using their body and movements in interaction with the space surrounding them. Transforming nature’s principles, where the wind is a key element creating natural soundscapes, the Chimecloud is using this as a metaphor, to make people’s presence and movement matter and bring the space to life.

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De Routing

The De-Routing mobile application supplies urban researchers with a workshop tool to find out about the spacial aspects, which influence the urban experience. It allows the exploration of the atmospheric, social presence of urban environments, which is created by the interplay of architecture, geography and social microclimates. Inspired by the Situationist’s “Theory of the Dérive”, the workshop’s participants are set into the role of explorers.

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Disconnection

This project aims to explore our self perception by disconnecting and rerouting our visual and auditory perception from our body. It does so, by letting one person slip into the role of the observer. Another person becomes the receiver. The receiver’s perspective gets replaced by the observer’s, giving him control over your vision and sense of hearing.

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ApoCms

A Basic Content Management System which is fully customizable in its looks and content properties. Intended to be used mainly for small portfolio websites, it is based on minimalism and simplicity.

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Planet Uncertainty

This installation aims to communicate a fundamental physical concept, the uncertainty principle. It takes this concept and projects it from the quantum level of observations into our macroscopic world by letting the visitor discover a small world. Peeking into it, it shows him, that he will in fact not be able to see what he expects to see, because his act of observing will change this little world.

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Search and rescue robot

The goal of this university assignment was to equip a two-wheeled roboter with behaviors which allows it to roam a disaster area and identify victims in need of rescue, and then move them into a specific area. The victims are represented by small cylinders placed in a 9 square meter big arena. The robot has to bring the cylinders into the rescue zone: a 40 cm x 40 cm big area with black surface and with an infrared-emitting beacon placed in the middle.

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