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I Mirabilia by Erika Rossi

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2010-2012 I Mirabilia: Taking Care of the Emotional Life of Hospitalized Children I Mirabilia (“The Wonders”) are a family of three interactive dolls for children who spend a long period of time in hospital, due to terminal illnesses or periodic therapies. Drawing on interviews and observations in a children’s hospital, three dolls were designed to help […]

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by / on October 19, 2012 at 3:56 pm / in LABS

Poetics of the Interface by Miguel Santos

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2010-2012 Poetics of the Interface: Creating Works of Art That Engage in Self-Reflection This thesis addresses the value of employing noise in the formulation of interfaces that engage in self-reflection. The articulation of the interfaces’ formalist devices (message and noise) can generate paradoxical patterns that when enacted by the observer promote experiences of alterity in the […]

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by / on December 15, 2011 at 4:50 pm / in LABS

A Practice-informed Critique of Technological Posthumanism and its Ideologies by David Cecchetto

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2010-2011 A Practice-informed Critique of Technological Posthumanism and its Ideologies With the recent emergence of copious scholarship that considers the discursive life of the term “human,” posthumanism has become a timely interdisciplinary discourse. This study is a critical analysis of three strains of this discourse’s technologically oriented segment: “scientific” (Dawkins/Dyens), “humanist” (Hayles), and “organismic” (Hansen) posthumanisms. […]

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by / on December 15, 2011 at 4:49 pm / in LABS

MINDtouch by Camille Baker

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2010-2011 MINDtouch – Ephemeral Transference: ‘Liveness’ in Networked Performance with Mobile Devices This practice-based thesis investigates the four key qualities of ‘liveness’, ‘feltness’, ‘embodiment’ and ‘presence’ in mobile media performance, in order to shed light on the use qualities and sensations that emerge when mobile technologies are used in tandem with wearable devices in performance contexts. […]

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by / on December 15, 2011 at 4:48 pm / in LABS

Unstable Territories of Representation by Sana Murrani

  Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2010-2011 Unstable Territories of Representation: Architectural Experience and the Behaviour of Forms, Spaces and the Collective Dynamic Environment This thesis applies an interdisciplinary cybernetic and phenomenological analysis to contemporary theories of representation and interpretation of architecture, resulting in a speculative theoretical model of architectural experience as a behavioural system. The methodological model adopted for this […]

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by / on December 15, 2011 at 4:44 pm / in LABS

Latent State by Andres Colubri

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2010-2011 Latent State: A Theoretical and Practical Study of Live Cinema This work explored the practice of live cinema performance, which can be defined as the creation of audio-visual pieces where the recording, editing and projection/playback of the video and sound material is performed by the artist(s) in real-time in front of a live audience. This […]

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by / on December 15, 2011 at 4:43 pm / in LABS

Mixed Reality Art and the Graphical User Interface by Ian Gwilt

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2010-2011 Mixed Reality Art and the Graphical User Interface This hybrid (practice/thesis) examines the phenomenon of mixed-reality art through the form of the graphical user interface (GUI) as an emergent site of creative practice. Utilising three methodologies – the documentation of practice; a conceptual framing; and a series of personal experimental artworks – I explore the […]

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by / on December 15, 2011 at 4:42 pm / in LABS

Genetic art and Recombinants by Andre Brodyk

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2010-2011 Genetic Art and Recombinants: Introns Non-code and the Proto-animate Condition This thesis examines how a contemporary biological model namely genetic recombinant DNA and technologies can be interpreted to develop new creative art-based recombinant processes and media. This question is investigated through a focus on practice-led research, on materiality and novel methodologies. The materiality centres on […]

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by / on December 13, 2011 at 4:54 pm / in LABS

Potentials of Data Sonification in Visual Art by Tobias Hildebrandt

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2010-2011 Potentials of Data Sonification in Visual Art: Sonifying the compArt Database Data sonification, the presentation of data using sound, is gaining more and more importance in various academic fields and disciplines. However, most sonifications so far base on quantitative data, often from the natural sciences. Therefore, this paper tries to find out which sonification techniques […]

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by / on December 13, 2011 at 4:53 pm / in LABS

Realtime and Accurate Musical Control of Expression in Speech Synthesis by Nicolas d’Alessandro

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2010-2011 Realtime and Accurate Musical Control of Expression in Speech Synthesis In the early days of speech synthesis research, understanding voice production has attracted the attention of scientists with the goal of producing intelligible speech. Later, the need to produce more natural voices led researchers to use prerecorded voice databases, containing speech units, reassembled by a […]

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