INTERACTIVE INTERFACE BUILDING WORKSHOP

Workshops on the basics of building and programming interactive interfaces based on the Arduino platform. Founded on the assumptions of Valentino Braitenberg’s algorithm workshop participants will build their own interactive devices with unique purpose and properties. The workshop is thematically connected with the exhibit (Therapeutic and Artistic Interactive Objects) T.A.I.O. Communicating senses.

 

PIOTR SŁOMCZEWSKI

Graduate of the University of Arts in Poznań where he currently works as an assistant in the Studio for Transdisciplinary Projects and Research. He works in the area of interactive multimedia installations and new technologies. Important to his creative activities are also his artistic and educational workshops. He has presented his works at many individual and collective exhibitions, incl. in Poznań, Łódź, Kraków, Birmingham, Berlin and Florence. pan.synestetyk.pl

 

Rhizosphere: The Big Network of Small Worlds project is an innovative and comprehensive program in the field of art-science education. It serves as a response to changes taking place in both our environment and the contemporary culture. The project was inspired by research on plant network strategies and the “Wood Wide Web”; it investigates the potential impact of the gained knowledge on the process of cultural paradigms change, increase of the ecological awareness, and development of the social ecosystems. The implementation of the program is based on exploration and experiment; on inter-environmental co-operation; on knowledge and experience sharing.

 

T.A.I.O. Communicating senses

Workshops on the basics of building and programming interactive interfaces based on the Arduino platform. Founded on the assumptions of Valentino Braitenberg’s algorithm workshop participants will build their own interactive devices with unique purpose and properties. The workshop is thematically connected with the exhibit T.A.I.O. Communicating senses. In the current time of aggressive visual strategies it is increasingly important to take a wider view on physical and biological senses of perception. Increased awareness of our bodies in relation to nature makes a self-awareness of our “I” – embedded in physical and biological reality – increasingly valuable. This is even more true in our current post-pandemic reality where the negative effects of separating man from his “natural” environment are plainly visible.
By establishing the synesthetic properties of the human mind as a starting point in my artistic strategy,experiences and research I explored the inter-sensory spaces of modalities. This is how I created Therapeutic and Artistic Interactive Objects, T.A.I.O., which act as tactile communicators between the distant worlds of sensual feelings of “me” and “other”.Inspired by the “imperfect”, differently functioning minds and bodies of disabled people, T.A.I.O are created as objects with therapeutic potential that also become autonomous, interactive, textile sculptures.