[spectre] Beyond the Interface Exhibition at ISMAR Conference, Munich 2014

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Mon Aug 18 16:48:13 CEST 2014

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Beyond the Interface Exhibition at ISMAR Conference, Munich 2014.

Featuring artists: Erica Scourti, Jennifer Chan, Nick Briz, Julian 
Oliver, Mez Breeze, Heath Bunting, Pierre Proske, Genetic Moo, Zach Blas,

Panel Speakers: Tatiana Bazzichelli, Annetta Domz, Wolf Lieser, Thomas 
Grundnigg, Ruth Catlow, Marc Garrett, and Julian Stadon.

Exhibition Opening 7 - 10 pm 10th Sept
Date: 10th-12th September 2014
Venue: ISMAR, Conference, Munich

Exhibition curated by
Marc Garrett, Julian Stadon

About the exhibition

The interface is the boundary across which information is exchanged, 
causing a transformation in one or both sides of that boundary. This 
exhibition features art that disrupts or bypasses this interface. 
Interfaces have always been a site of control, hidden in plain view: 
symbolic, social or technological. They facilitate and shape the 
dialogue that happens between different tribes from religions, 
scientific or philosophical backgrounds; between components of computer 
systems; or between machines and living beings.

Technological/designed interfaces deploy audiovisual and tactile inputs 
with touch screens, mice, joysticks and buttons on our mobile phones, 
games consoles, televisions, radios and laptops. Amazed and engaged, we 
forget to question how we might be being dominated and reprogrammed by 
the very facilities that were supposed to free us as part of the Digital 
Revolution. Lori Emerson suggests this is an “overwhelming push to 
disempower users/consumers with closed devices”. http://bit.ly/1kbMfLU

The artists in this exhibition, critical practitioners in art and 
technology, lift the veil on contemporary interfaces; setting out 
alternative routes, aesthetic visions and disruptive behaviours.

2014 ISMAR MASH’D Panel Discussions

Beyond the Interface - Artists Panel
10th September 4-5.30 pm
Chair - Marc Garrett
Speakers - Heath Bunting, Nick Briz, Julian Stadon and Ruth Catlow

Beyond the Interface - Disrupting the Market
11th September 2-3.45 pm
Chair - Marc Garrett
Speakers - Tatiana Bazzichelli, Annetta Domz and Wolf Lieser

Beyond the Interface - Rethinking Aesthetics
11th September 4-5.30 pm
Chair - Ruth Catlow
Speakers - Thomas Grundnigg, Nick Briz and Zach Blas

ISMAR 2014 (International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality) will 
cover the FULL range of technologies encompassed by the Mixed Reality 
spectrum, from interfaces in the real world to fully immersive 
experiences. http://ismar.vgtc.org/index_ismar2014.php

Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) melt the barriers between 
virtual media, the physical world and our imagination by enriching our 
ability to interact with all three. New applications in diverse areas 
such as Engineering, Entertainment, Arts, Education Media and Humanities 
push the boundaries of science and technology. As the premier conference 
in the field, ISMAR is responding to this evolution by expanding the 
program scope.

Weisser Saal
Faculty for Architecture Level 5
Technical Universsity campus
Arcisstrasse 21 80333 Munich

Technical University of Munich
Boltzmannstraße 15
85748 Garching
Directions - http://www.tum.de/en/about-tum/contact-directions/#c8412

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