motione participant Arts, media and Engineering

computer screens

creating integrated physical-digital experiences research
dancers Physical/Digital Experiences
creating hybrid experiences

Integrating the physical and the digital at multiple levels and dimensions

riverWe experience the world concurrently at many different, interconnected levels, from the level of manifestation, to the level of operational structure and the level of semantics. It follows that a convincing physical-digital experience must be integrated at all those levels. All participating elements must contribute to a structurally, aesthetically and semantically coherent experience.

We also experience the world at multiple levels of time. Real time perception, short term memory, long term memory and social memory contribute to our experience. Our structural, aesthetic and semantic integrations must hold true across the multilayered dimension of time.

Finally, we experience the world in an interactive manner where our actions explore and influence our environment. Integrated physical-digital experiences require interactive digital media that allow for exploration while exhibiting adaptability.

Digital media are based on computation and our current society is deeply intertwined with computational infrastructures. It follows that structural integration of digital media into the physical world would have to rely on computation.

Xenakis drawings

Calculations for Riverbeds from I. Xenakis Cluny Polytope (I. Xenakis, Les Polytopes)



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