Posts Tagged ‘Game’
The Mexican Standoff removes the physical link between the persons thoughts and actions; people are directly thinking about what they are doing – creating a hyperreality.
Two players stand facing each other in a long room wearing EEG headsets connected wirelessly to a computer. The first-person view of each player from Counter Strike is projected onto the opponents body; so each player is ‘clothed’ in their Counter Strike character. When the headsets detect via EEG analysis that the player is relaxed they will fire their weapon.
In popular culture, a Mexican Standoff is usually portrayed as two or more opponents with guns at the ready, creating a very tense situation. A Mexican standoff is a slang term defined as a stalemate or impasse, a confrontation that neither side can win.
This was developed with Onur Sönmez at MediaLab Prado, Madrid in January 2010
The Ars Electronica building in Linz, Austria is very different to any other building in the city. It interfaces with the city similar to the way religious buildings have throughout history. As for what the building represents as The Museum of the Future, it could also be said that technology actually makes us behave in strange disciplined ways similar to religious customs.
Temple Electronica provides all the answers to everyone’s questions. The first ever temple of its kind in the world is situated in the heart of the city of Linz. Ask your private questions and let the answer out to the whole world.
Oh people let yourself be saved, assured or discouraged… BELIEVE!
To touch the frog and ask your question please visit Ars Electronica Museum’s Main Deck – September 5 2009 after 23 o’clock.
Temple Electronica is a project in collaboration with Onur Sönmez
A Game of Marbles uses the the Unreal Tournament 3D game engine as its foundation to explore notions of physical interactivity. Players flick marbles into a ring instead of twiddling hand controllers. The marbles are represented on a display screen by graphical characters, which battle according to the throw of the marbles.
A Game of Marbles was exhibited at the 2006 Next Wave festival.
This project is in collaboration with Gerard Mason
A Game of Marbles was exhibited at the Next Wave Festival 2006.