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GEooBS / GEomEtry of thE oBSErvation Daniel Cruz Chile

ColomBiritmoS - manizalES CoffEE drip Reza Safavi and Max Kazemzadeh Washington State University and Gallaudet University www.maxkazemzadeh.com - www.hi-reza.com USA

The installation explore the joints, cracks and displacements the contemporary context of the global net, confronting models and complex systems to build alliterations and iterations through visuals strategies like site specific action, social and geopolitical relations, as also territorial gestures to relieve the concepts of invisibility , transparency, tracking and trace.

Colombiritmos (“Colombi”: Colombia “ritmos”: Algorithms) is an interactive, digital, kinetic, geo- location performance project that uses algorithmic functions calculated in a custom GPS tracking phone application to direct the field-user to navigate the city of Manizales, which is presently the main center for the production of Colombian coffee. Influenced by the Situationists who, before the time of computer code, experimented with numerous rules for navigating Paris with the intention of breaking from routine to re- experience Paris from new perspectives, Colombiritmos will use a custom phone app that, when the phone is shaken, uses an algorithm to direct field-users to move in specific directions for specific distances, sample local coffee that is GPS tracked for region of the city, listen to and transmit GPS located stories acquired from the locals, which are all transmitted back to the gallery space to activate of multiple automated kinetic coffee dispensers that deliver coffee with varying degrees of intensity from areas within that region to gallery visitors. Depending on the passenger experience as they navigate, the phone application directs the field-user to respond to a “fieldintensity” meter, which in effect makes stronger or weaker cups of coffee for gallery visitors.

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GeoObs is a mixed media installation which observe the relations of three layers, Device, Image and Data, to build a dialogue to define the blurred definition of the privacy in the actual system of the visual representation in the global net.

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Exhibition Catalogue ISEA2017  

Catalogue of the International Symposium on Electronic Arts ISEA2017 and the International Image Festival. See the Design Case 'Experiments...

Exhibition Catalogue ISEA2017  

Catalogue of the International Symposium on Electronic Arts ISEA2017 and the International Image Festival. See the Design Case 'Experiments...

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