Curated by David A. Shamma on behalf of ACM SIG Multimedia
At the core of what we do, in the sciences and in the arts, is representation. From epistemology to analogical reasoning, how we measure, observe, and communicate the world through multimedia rests upon a very deliberate formalization of the world.
When one thinks of telepresence, a plurality of images and visions come to mind from science fiction to computer-supported collaborative work. Klara Nahrstedt has been engaging with core issues in media transport through a long term research endeavor.
nite_aura explores the relationship between lighting and emotion. Encapsulated in a small hanging bell like arena of lights, people interact in a tent of lights through disturbing and ‘ringing’ the bell itself.
Within tangible systems, physical sensations beyond the tactile are often unconsidered. Tangible Weather Channel is a sculptural apparatus that simulates the physicality of weather in remote locations.
Lumibots are small autonomous robots that leave a fading trail of light as they navigate around a field. Lumibots reveal a new style of multimedia representation, one where the autonomous together, they make a collective memory space of chosen paths and deviations
Conversation Piece plays a mimic game with how we communicate. It tries to lure us in and engage through audio through a small sculpture on an exhibition plinth.