Interactive technologies have become a part of many different artistic practices. Nowadays artists make use of sensors, electronic circuits, computation, and algorithms to create engaging aesthetic experiences.
Marije Baalman applies her extensive experience as an artist and as an engineer to guide the reader through the creation process of interactive digital artworks. She elaborates on different techniques for creating meaningful interactions and presents detailed case studies of a range of artistic work from the field to illustrate the techniques in practice.
Composing Interactions brings together aesthetic considerations, practical guidelines for project development, and an overview of sensors, circuits, and processing algorithms.
Developed for Popkalab in collaboration with Bless.
The hammock has embedded sensors to detect the person on the hammock and the swinging on the hammock and plays music based on this.
In Transit are a number of sonic creatures living in the ceiling of the Gerard building at Strijp-S in Eindhoven, they will co-exist with the people living in the building, following their movements, and initiating their own.
For the repurposing of two old Philips buildings, Anton and Gerard, on the Strijp-S area in Eindhoven, two sound installations are created to enrich the experience of living in the area.
In Transit is designed for the passage in the Gerard building.
Wezen - translation: be, character, creature, essence, gist, nature, being, intelligence, also orphans
Wezen is a series of solo music-theatre works where I try to explore the relationship between theatrical gesture and musical instrument, between the body and the sonic world.
Residency at Constant (December 2012)
The first stage of development was supported by a residency at Variable/Constant in Brussels.
Tinnitus is a half hour composition exploring the sound world of people with hearing disorders, such as hearing loss and tinnitus, based upon an interview with someone suffering these disorders.