Programme | eCulture Fair 2010

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Over three days the fair will be open from 10:00 – 20:00 h at the Dortmunder U. On each day, from 10:00 to 16:30 h, various developers and laboratories will introduce their latest applications, tools or work methods in live presentations, while a wide range of cultural projects will be shown in the exhibition area. There will be possibilities in the evenings for more in-depth discussions.

The multimedia festival Prototypen:// from the Labor für sensorische Annehmlichkeiten (the Sensory Amenities Lab) is being held on the Leonie-Reygers-Terrasse at the main entrance. In front of the Dortmunder U, those in possession of an iPhone or Android enabled phone can play with huge Augmented Reality toy blocks. Likewise in an outdoor area right next to the U, a truck trailer with an oversized, interactive video screen conceived by the Dropstuf team is parked – ideal for playful manipulation and public interactive engagement. And if you ever wonder what it would be like to look out from another person’s head, in W(double U) users can experience this walking around in the Dortmunder U linked to someone else using the newest immersive technology developed by Crew in collaboration with the Expertise Centre for Digital Media, University of Hasselt, Belgium. The closing party of the E-CULTURE FAIR 2010 on 25th August, starting at 21:00 h, opens with large interactive video projections on the facade of the office building adjacent to the Dortmunder U. The projections can be played by the audience from small stages in front of the facade. The project is developed by MediaLAB (Hogeschool van Amsterdam). From 23:00 h the vaulted cellar under the Dortmunder U opens and provides an opportunity to get to know each other enjoying electronic music. The final party is jointly organized with ISEA2010 RUHR.

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On each day, from 10:00 to 16:30 h, various developers and laboratories will introduce their latest applications, tools or work methods in live presentations, while a wide range of cultural projects will be shown in the exhibition area. There will be possibilities in the evenings for more in-depth discussions.

10:0016:30

On each day, from 10:00 to 16:30 h, various developers and laboratories will introduce their latest applications, tools or work methods in live presentations, while a wide range of cultural projects will be shown in the exhibition area. There will be possibilities in the evenings for more in-depth discussions.

10:0016:30

On each day, from 10:00 to 16:30 h, various developers and laboratories will introduce their latest applications, tools or work methods in live presentations, while a wide range of cultural projects will be shown in the exhibition area. There will be possibilities in the evenings for more in-depth discussions.

Interactive Facade Projections

The closing party of the E-CULTURE FAIR 2010 on 25th August, starting at 21:00 h, opens with large interactive video projections on the facade of the office building adjacent to the Dortmunder U. The projections can be played by the audience from small stages in front of the facade. The project is developed by MediaLAB (Hogeschool van Amsterdam).

23:0006:00

….presented by ECF 2010 & ISEA2010 RUHR

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Netherlands

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TAG / Sander Veenhof

Sander Veenhof constructs a set of virtual 3D buidling blocks in Layar (an AR browser for public space, a free application that runs on iPhones and Android phones). Anyone with that app on his/ her phone can stack virtual blocks at a designated spot in the city.

Netherlands
BALTAN LAB (Eindhoven)

BALTAN LAB (Eindhoven) organises and hosts a presentation of Dutch, Belgian and German media art laboratories, brought together around three shared themes. This is an international presentation of the Baltan Lab program ‘The Future of the Labs’.

Flanders
BEHIND THE HORIZON
De Werktank (Kurt d’Haeseleer, Ief Spincemaille)

De Werktank is a small-scale production house for media art. De Werktank wants to give artists from different backgrounds the possibility to create media art under professional circumstances. It is an organisation by artists for artists, which focuses on the practical aspects of the artistic work.

NRW
BIGBROTHERAWARDS
FoeBuD e.V.

Seit dem Jahr 2000 vergibt der Bielefelder Verein FoeBuD e.V. über eine partizipative Internetplattform den Negativ-Preis „Big Brother Award“, nennt Personen und Institutionen, die für Datenschutzvergehen, für Überwachungstechnologie und uferlose Datensammlungen stehen.

Flanders
BIOMODD
Angelo Vermeulen

Biomodd is a collaborative art installation in which a living ecosystem coexists with a networked computer system. The challenge is to bring biological life physically as close to the electronics as possible and create functional hybridity. It is crucial that the electronics and ecosystem are ‘communicating’ with each other and have some form of symbiotic relationship.

NRW
BOTANOADOPT
431art, Münster/ Cologne
Botanadopt

Botanoadopt is an interdisciplinary and participatory art project in which users can adopt a plant that is shown like a person with an own history and background via the Internet. Botanadopt works with means of humor and transference of contexts.

Netherlands
COOLMEDIAHOTTALKSHOW
Cool Media Hot Talk

CMHT is a opensource crossmedia platform that offers tools and methods to organise an open interactive debate online, loosely modelled after a talkshow. By using the web interfaces of the CMHT, audiences can program the content of the shows and participate in them directly.

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CUBEBROWSER – A situationistic voyage through online images and collaborative associations
Ludwig Zeller, Cologne

CubeBrowser is a six display cube with digital screens that connects to online databases like Flickr.com. The visitor is able to move through thousands of image-sets by turning and shaking the small cube in space. The pictures, which are streamed onto the cube from the internet, are grouped by tags.

NRW
CULTURAL EDUCATION IN WEB 2.0
Folkwang Museum, Essen

Workshop by Heike Kropff, the curator of Folkwang Museum Essen responsible for the Web 2.0-outfit of the museum.

Flanders
CUPID – CULTURELAB
Gert Nulens, Stijn Bannier, IBBT/SMIT VUB

In the research centre IBBT-SMIT at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels several researchers are joining in the research cel ‘Cultuurlab’.

Netherlands
DROPSTUFF
Dropstuff

Dropstuff is an interactive narrow casting channel that transmits both art works from professional artists and creative contributions from the audicence at www.dropstuff.nl. The flagship of the project is the DS_pavillion, a 60m2 mobile led screen that travels from square to square in the Netherlands and abroad. All screens are equipped with a range of interactive technologies like a touchscreen, cameras and bluetooth that allow for live responses.

Netherlands
FRITZING

Fritzing is an open-source initiative to support designers, artists, researchers and hobbyists to work creatively with interactive electronics. Fritzing allows users to document their prototypes, share them with others and to create a pcb layout for professional manufacturing.

Flanders
GENERATIVE ART WITH NODEBOX
Tom Desmedt, EMG/Sint Lucas Antwerpen, Tom Heene
Generative art with nodebox

NodeBox is an ongoing effort to create novel graphics software that allows more people to express themselves creatively. Their newest development is “NodeBox 2”, an open source application that generates visual output based on programming code, a node-based interface or natural language (i.e. English).

Netherlands
INSTRUCTABLES RESTAURANT

Instructables Restaurant is the first open source restaurant in the world. The idea is to create a physical place in between the endless amount of information online and the physical reality. A place that connects this reality with the online world, and communicates with it.

Netherlands
MEDIALAB, HvA (Amsterdam)

MEDIALAB, HvA (Amsterdam). A team of international MediaLAB students develops in collaboration with Matthias Oosterik an urban projection for one of the facades of the Dortmunder U as part of the closing party of the E-Culture Fair 2010.

Netherlands
MEDIAMATIC TRAVEL
Mediamatic

This site is a network of people interested in arts who are willing to give visitors an introduction to their local cultural scene. At the E-Culture Fair 2010 travel agents that know the Ruhr area well will be able to show the visitors of Ruhr.2010 the inside of culture in the Ruhr.

Flanders
MUSESCORE
Thomas Bonte

MuseScore is a free cross platform WYSIWYG music notation program, licenced under GNU GPL.

NRW
NETZSPANNUNG.org & MEDIENFLUSS
Monika Fleischmann & Wolfgang Strauss

Mit der Explosion der Formen und der Verbreitung installativer und multi-sensorischer Medienkunst nehmen auch die Schwierigkeiten der Ordnungskategorien zu und diese im digitalen Hypermedium zu erfassen. Unter dem Titel Netzspannung.org – Performing the Archive werden intuitive Formate einer Living Database realisiert.

Flanders
NOISETUBE
Nicolas Maisonneuve, Sony CSL Paris, Matthias Stevens PROG, Vrije Universiteit Brussels/Sony CSL, Paris, Luc Steels ARTI, Vrije Universiteit Brussels/Sony CSL, Paris

Noise pollution is a serious problem in many cities.

Netherlands
PATCHING ZONE (Rotterdam)

PATCHING ZONE (Rotterdam) presents their forthwithcoming book about the Patching Zone methods and about ‘appropriate’ media technologies. Patching Zone organises a session that is part the live presentations on urban regeneration.

NRW
PROTOTYPEN:// – Multimedia Festival without Electricity
Labor für sensorische Annehmlichkeiten e.V., Dortmund
PROTOTYPEN – Multimedia Festival without Electricity

For one day and one night a green lawn in the City of Dortmund turns into a laboratory for future research in which electricity is produced only by the movements of the visitors. In a wide spectrum of multimedia art there will be performances by international and local media artists, musicians and scientists. The scenario: Huge activity on the festival site, moving objects, interactive installations and discussion panels.

Flanders
SOCIAL SPACES: CREATING SPACES & INTERFACE OUR SPACE
Liesbeth Huybrechts (Media en Design Academie, Katholieke Hogeschool Limburg (KHLim,) Research Group Social Spaces, Art centre Z33 and the Expertise centre for Digital Media (EDM) of Hasselt University (UHasselt)

The project Creating Spaces explores the possibilities of multi-touch technology (and its interactions with physical and networked environments) for communicating past, present and upcoming projects outside the walls of art centre Z33 in the framework of a large ‘art in public space’ project.

NRW
THE MOON GOOSE EXPERIMENT – A Bio-Poetic Investigation
Agnes Meyer-Brandis, Cologne

The Moon Goose Experiment (MGE) is based on an excerpt from the book The Man in the Moone, written by the english bishop Francis Godwin in 1603. The protagonist in the book flies to the moon in a chariot towed by gansas birds, more commonly known as geese. The artist observes the effect of the total eclipse of the Sun on the behaviour of the moon geese.

Netherlands
TWITTER HOUSE
XML Architecture Research Urbanism

Eleven students of the architecture department of the TU Delft (Technical University Delft) followed the online lives of the same amount of inhabitants of Amsterdam. Based on the image they developed of their “virtual clients” they designed a house for them. The teachers gave them the following design constraints: The designed living space should be placed in the urban texture, and nothing can be demolished.

Netherlands
URBAN PARK LABORATORY / UPLABS
Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek

Culture park Westergasfabriek is the city park of the 21st century. Since its opening in 2003 the people of the Westerpark have been adressing the question: How can digital technology for sharing culture and knowledge enrich the park for its visitors? This innovation agenda was called: Urban Park Laboratories (UPLabs).

Flanders
W (DOUBLE U)
Eric Joris, Crew
w(double u)

W (Double U) is an interactive installation for 2 persons at a time and for an unlimited number of spectators. In W (Double U) two immersants (users), walking in a public space, are linked to another by ‘swapping their sight’. They discover what it is like to look out into the world out from each other’s heads!

Flanders
WHERE IS GARY?
Peter de Maegd, Potemkino

Gary is a con artist who operates in various European train stations. In Brussels he conned documentary film-maker Jean-Baptiste Dumont for 100 Euros. A big mistake because now Gary is getting into the centre of attention: “Where is Gary?” is an interactive search for this con artists.

Netherlands
WII MEDIC
Grendel Games

Allthough this is a medical training tool, the game looks like a game and not like a laparoscopy simulation. The handle of the controller is shaped like the laparoscopy tools and is made from a Wii mote.

Over three days the fair will be open from at the Dortmunder U.
On each day, various developers and laboratories will introduce their latest applications, tools or work methods in live presentations, while a wide range of cultural projects will be shown in the exhibition area.
There will be possibilities in the evenings for more in-depth discussions.