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by / on October 30, 2012 at 2:09 pm / in LABS

The Phenomenological Impact of Interface by Michael Austin

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2010-2012 The Phenomenological Impact of Interface on the Analysis of Digital Music and Sonic Art The experience of an artwork is just as important as any other constituent element of the work, particularly in contemporary digital music and sonic art. While theorists analyze a piece to find out “how it works,” the actual experience of the […]

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by / on October 22, 2012 at 10:18 pm / in LABS

Structuring Somnolence by Lisa Carrie Goldberg

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2010-2012 Structuring Somnolence: Sleep Science Technology as a Medium for Drawing with the Body at Rest In December 2010, three volunteers participated in a two-week sleep study conducted by artist Lisa Carrie Goldberg and administered by a certified sleep technologist. It was through these nocturnal events that the process of employing the body and the mind […]

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by / on October 22, 2012 at 10:14 pm / in LABS

“Music to Be Seen” by Eleni Michaelidi

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2010-2012 Music to Be Seen: The Diatope (1978) by Iannis Xenakis This thesis revisits the automated audiovisual installation the Diatope by Iannis Xenakis (1922–2001) as a groundbreaking precursor to new media art. Although Xenakis’s pioneering cross-disciplinary and multimedia constructions and compositions have long been recognized in the fields of architecture and musicology, they have been largely […]

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by / on October 22, 2012 at 9:58 pm / in LABS

Scorescapes by Yolande Harris

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2010-2012 Scorescapes: On Sound, Environment and Sonic Consciousness Scorescapes investigates how sound mediates our relationship to the environment, and how contemporary multidisciplinary art practices can articulate this relationship. It joins my own artistic practice with a theoretical analysis of the field, highlighting how relationships to the environment drawn through sound are profoundly bound up with technology. […]

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by / on October 20, 2012 at 7:38 am / in LABS

Time and Space Compressio​n in Cyberspace Art by Avi Rosen

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2010-2012 Time and Space Compressio​n in Cyberspace Art The term “time-space compression” was coined by David Harvey [1] in his book, “The Condition of Postmodernity” (1989). It refers to speed-up in the pace of life, while abolishing traditional spatial barriers. The industrial revolution introduced the railroad and the telegraph line, paving the way for future changes […]

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by / on October 20, 2012 at 7:05 am / in LABS

Re-negotiating Social Space by Linda Ryan Bengtsson

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2010-2012 Re-negotiating Social Space: Public Art Installations and Interactive Experience Digital media technologies are becoming increasingly and extensively integrated into our way of living. We communicate, inform and entertain ourselves through media technologies in disparate spaces. When digital technology is integrated into our everyday environment, the border between media interfaces and physical environments is being blurred. […]

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by / on October 20, 2012 at 6:54 am / in LABS

The Revolution is Hear! by Florian Hollerweger

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2010-2012 The Revolution is Hear! Sound Art, the Everyday and Aural Awareness This thesis presents a body of practical and theoretical work, which interprets sound art as a means of encouraging aural awareness in an everyday context. Through a methodological feedback loop of artistic practice and theoretical reflection, strategies for the aestheticisation of everyday aural experience […]

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by / on October 20, 2012 at 6:24 am / in LABS

Trans-action: An Actor-network Approach to Interactivity by Mark Cypher

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2010-2012 Trans-action: An Actor-network Approach to Interactivity in the Visual Arts In mapping the generative effects of interactive artworks, this dissertation delineates interactivity according to its distributive actions, cognition and embodiment. These distributive effects are explained in terms of Actor-Network Theory (ANT). The dissertation begins with an examination of historical notions of participation and interaction in […]

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by / on October 20, 2012 at 6:06 am / in LABS

Embodied Composition by Svetlana Maraš

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2010-2012 Embodied Composition: Treatment and Meaning of Physical Object in Experimental Music and Sound Art This thesis is a theoretical examination of musical and artistic works and practices where physical object other than musical instrument is used in the production of musical meaning. This subject is explored within the frame of contemporary music, experimental music and […]

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by / on October 19, 2012 at 4:37 pm / in LABS

Neocybernetic Art or Affect and Conversation in the Animal and the Machine by Guilherme Kujawski

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2010-2012 Neocybernetic Art or Affect and Conversation in the Animal and the Machine The investigations into the existence of an art based on second order cybernetics are not explicitly directed to systems art neither to cybernetic art proper, artistic manifestations that since the 60’s would be most likely associated with kinetic objects, video feedback sculptures and, […]

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