22 talks | 6 panel discussions | 5 workshops | AV live acts
SIGNAL Festival (www.signalfestival.com) is the most visited cultural event in the Czech Republic. It focuses on innovative art/tech projects in public space. Now it expands its program to integrate an educational platform called TRANSMIT. Recognized speakers and tutors from 15 countries worldwide will come together to talk, debate and lead workshops in the field of digital culture, art and technology.
Prague will welcome remarkable community of artists, coders, designers, makers, thinkers, researchers, curators, inventors, producers and other professionals while TRANSMIT provides unique opportunity to share knowledge, experience and ideas.
This first edition features a diverse scope of topics: from generative design and digital art to ethics of algorithms, robotics, new concepts of computer interfaces, diy and fab labs, models of network collaboration and gender gap in technology. Last but not least, interactive light installations and art/tech production case studies will be presented and discussed.
Daniel Leithinger is a PhD research assistant in the Tangible Media Group at the MIT Media Lab. His research focuses on actuated tangible interfaces and interactive shape displays. Together with his colleagues, Daniel has created award winning shape displays, including the projects “Relief”, “Recompose”, “Sublimate”, “inFORM” and “Transform”, which have been presented at academic conferences like TEI, UIST, CHI, and SIGGRAPH.
Quayola is a visual artist based in London. He investigates dialogues and the unpredictable collisions, tensions and equilibriums between the real and artificial, the figurative and abstract, the old and new. His work explores photography, geometry, time-based digital sculptures and immersive audiovisual installations and performances. Quayola’s work has been exhibited for example at the Venice Biennale; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; British Film Institute, London; Park Ave Armory, New York; Bozar, Brussels; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Cité de la Musique, Paris; Palais des Beaux Arts, etc.
Pedro Lopes from the Hasso Plattner Institut in Germany creates muscle interfaces that read and write to the human body. Pedro’s work is a philosophical investigation of HCI as in Human-Computer Integration,rather than merely “Interaction”. Pedro’s work has captured the interest of media, such as NBC, Discovery Channel, NewScientist or Wired. At Transmit he will lead the workshop about a proprioceptive interaction and will give a talk called “Immersive feedback for virtual reality: turns out that the next wearable device is your own muscles!”
Matthieu Cherubini is currently a PhD candidate in the Design Interactions department in Royal College of Art. His research by project examines the implications of artificial moral agents on our domestic and everyday lives, both today and in the near future. His work has been exhibited and presented internationally and Matthieu will lead the workshop about Operative Images and will give a talk “Ethically Autonomous Algorithms: Designing Ethics in Future Autonomous Products.”
More see in the programme on: http://transmit.org/#talks
As a bonus: Those attending TRANSMIT can also benefit from experiencing the evening/night program of the SIGNAL Festival that features over 20 public space light-driven installations and projection mappings, including, for the first time, also spherical dome projections. Among the artists there are Joanie Lemercier (FR), Ouchhh (TU), Nonotak (FR), Bordos Artworks (HU), HC Gilje (NO).