BYO is an open-source software that allows to visualise, sonify and manage real time bio-data using the Myo armband by Thalmic Labs. The aim of this project is to create a system able to visualise and sonify the arm’s movements in real time during a performance, could that be sport, art, music or generally any physical activity. BYO can stream data via OSC and can be combined with other systems such as Max MSP, PD, Wekinator to augment the performer’s expressive possibilities. ⁃ Hardware: MYO Armband (array of 8 EMG Sensors + 9-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU): Orientation, Acceleration, Angular Velocity) Software: custom software written in C++ using OpenFrameworks BYO has been exhibited at “Tragbare Technologie”, Alja & Friends during the Wiener Schmucktage (read more) The code is available licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
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This Is Not Private

full project here This piece has been shown at: 06/16 – XXI Triennale International Exhibition, Call Over35 – Milano, IT (Currently Showing) 05/16 CHI2016 Art Exhibition – San Jose, CA 09/15 – “Except/0n”  St. James Hatcham Building – London,UK Press Selection: Wired US – Wired JP – Prosthetic Knowledge – The Creators Project This work explores the possibilities of empathy as a meta-language through the most powerful physical interface which is our face. The face is a part of ourselves which is not visible to us without the use of a mirror or an external tool (photography, video, etc.). Dedicated entirely to the “other”, it becomes our window to the world and the world’s window to ourselves. I asked 8 people to share a personal episode of their lives which they could somehow reconnect to one of the 6 basic emotions (P.Ekman) anger, fear, sadness, joy, disgust, surprise. Everyone of them picked up a very diverse subject and I asked them to tell me that story in their original language. By doing this I am trying to disconnect the reason linked to the language, in favour of a more fluid emotional communication. My challenge with this work is inducing in the viewer a sort of ‘identity displacement’, which reminds the phenomenon […]
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