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Saturday, May 7 • 10:00am - 10:15am
Creating Multi-Participant Public Art Installations: Challenges and Solutions

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I create architectural scale interactive public art installations. I strive to construct spaces that are both viscerally engaging and intellectually meaningful. My installations combine sensors, often bespoke computer vision systems, with computer controlled media, either projection or large LED screens.

For example, I recently collaborated on Aurora. Aurora employs 47,000 LED RGB lights diffused by 600 curved plastic panels and a custom person tracking system to create a interactive passageway.

There are many aesthetic and technical challenges facing an artist creating interactive public art installations: How can you create a system that allows for interaction of multiple participants? When engaging with multiple participants how can you make the interaction meaningful for the individual? What kind of technical strategies are needed to to achieve your aesthetic goals?

I will explore the aesthetic and technical questions raised by my recent projects and discuss possible solutions to these challenges.

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Eitan Mendelowitz

Artists/Designer/Technologist, Independent
Eitan Mendelowitz’s transdisciplinary art practice blends performance, installation, and visual arts, with embodied interaction, physical interfaces and artificial intelligence (AI) to create work situated at the intersections of computer science and the arts. His work articulates the expressive potential of AI as a newly emerging cultural form. Eitan's work has been shown internationally at venues including SIGGRAPH, ArsElectronica, and the... Read More →

Saturday May 7, 2016 10:00am - 10:15am
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

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