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Keywords

  • aesthetics
    • acoustic
    • affective
    • anamorphic
    • animated
    • anthropomorph
    • assembled
    • automated
    • autopoietic
    • collaborative
    • contextual
    • cybernetic
    • disgusting
    • documenting
    • duplicated
    • dynamic system
    • ephemeral
    • experimental
    • found object
    • generative
    • gustatory
    • hypermediacy
    • illusionary
    • immaterial
    • immersive
    • installation-based
    • interactive
    • intermedial
    • intervention
    • mobile
    • modular
    • multi-user
    • multiple
    • narrative
    • navigable
    • networked
    • olfactory
    • panoramatic
    • performative
    • polysensory
    • processual
    • projected
    • real-time
    • remediated
    • remixed
    • sculptural
    • site-specific
    • sonification
    • sublime
    • tactile
    • telematic
    • three-dimensional
    • time-based
    • uncanny
    • virtual
    • visual
  • genre
    • Bio Art
      • Genetic Art
      • Transgenic Art
    • Database Art
    • Digital Activism
    • Digital Animation
    • Digital Community (Social Network)
    • Digital Graphics
    • Game Art
    • Glitch Art
    • Hybrid Art
    • installation
      • interactive installation
      • performative installation
      • sound installation
      • Virtual Reality
        • Augmented Reality
        • Mixed Reality
    • Nano Art
    • Net Art
    • Performance
      • Computer performance
      • Happening
      • multimedia performance
      • sound performance
      • video performance
    • robotics
    • Telematic Art
  • subject
    • ART AND SCIENCE
      • algorithm
      • anthropology
      • archaeology
      • artificial intelligence
      • astronomy
      • biology
      • botany
      • cartography
      • code
      • combinatorics
      • cyberspace
      • database
      • documentation
      • evidence
      • experiment
      • geography
      • geometry
      • history of science
      • humanities
      • library
      • light
      • machine
      • mathematic
      • medicine
      • microscopy
      • nanotechnology
      • neuroscience
      • philosophy
      • physics
      • psychology
      • Representation of knowledge
      • research
      • science
      • scientific image
      • space
      • statistics
      • stereoscope
    • ARTS AND VISUAL CULTURE
      • allegory
      • animation
      • architecture
      • art history
      • art market
      • beauty
      • cinema
      • Concept Art
      • conservation
      • dance
      • expanded cinema
      • fashion
      • gaze
      • grid
      • illusion
      • literature
      • mask
      • materiality
      • mirror
      • model
      • museum
      • music
      • nude
      • panopticon
      • panorama
      • personification
      • perspective
      • poetry
      • projection
      • representativeness
      • shadow
      • sketch
      • spectator
      • symbolism
      • theatre
      • Theory
        • complexity
        • media theory
        • modernism
        • postmodernism
        • poststructuralism
        • semiotics
        • simulacrum
      • virtuality
      • visual culture
    • BODY AND HUMAN
      • agency
      • anatomy
      • body
      • breathing
      • cybersex
      • cyborg
      • death
      • disease
      • dream
      • embodiment
      • empathy
      • expression
      • eye
      • facial expression
      • fantasy
      • feeling
        • affect
        • emotion
      • gender
      • genetics
      • gesture
      • hand
      • human
      • identity
      • intimacy
      • movement
      • pain
      • perception
      • performativity
      • physiognomy
      • posthuman
      • self awareness
      • senses
      • sexuality
      • skin
      • speech
      • surgery
    • HISTORY AND MEMORY
      • ancestor
      • antiquity
      • archive
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      • collective memory
      • colonialism
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      • historical site
      • historism
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      • meme
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      • modern era
      • nostalgia
      • postcolonialism
      • preservation
      • romanticism
      • teleology
      • tradition
    • MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION
      • access
      • advertising
      • Big Data
      • broadcast
      • commerce
      • communication
      • electronic media
      • error message
      • film
      • global village
      • hypertext
      • information
      • intermediality
      • internet
      • language
      • media archaeology
      • open source
      • print media
      • radio
      • search engine
      • social media
      • telecommunication
      • telephone
      • television
      • video surveillance
      • visualisation
      • writing
    • NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT
      • agriculture
      • animal
      • anthropocentrism
      • atmosphere
      • catastrophe
      • DNA
      • earth
      • ecosystem
      • energy
      • environment
      • evolution
      • four elements
      • geology
      • global warming
      • globe
      • landscape
      • magnetism
      • nature
      • ocean
      • outer space
      • physical law
      • plant
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      • vegetation
      • water
      • weather
    • POWER AND POLITICS
      • authority
      • banking
      • censorship
      • conspiracy
      • democracy
      • discrimination
      • economy
      • equality
      • geopolitics
      • governance
      • heroism
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      • imperialism
      • institution
      • law
      • manipulation
      • market
      • military
      • nationalism
      • patriarchy
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      • sovereignty
      • surveillance
      • terrorism
      • violence
      • warfare
    • RELIGION AND MYTHOLOGY
      • afterlife
      • Alchemy
      • bible
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      • crucifixion
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      • heretic
      • legend
      • mysticism
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      • mythological creature
      • mythology
      • paradise
      • religion
        • buddhism
        • christianity
        • islam
        • judaism
      • ritual
      • sacrifice
      • Saint
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      • spirituality
      • vision
      • worship
    • SOCIETY AND CULTURE
      • activism
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      • community
      • consumption
      • counterculture
      • digital identity
      • diversity
      • ethnicity
      • feminism
      • globalization
      • individuality
      • information society
      • interculturalism
      • mass
      • mass culture
        • entertainment
        • parody
        • phantasmagoria
        • popular culture
        • spectacle
      • migration
      • minority
      • morality
      • native
      • otherness
      • participation
      • poverty
      • privacy
      • racism
      • territory
      • unemployment
      • urban space
      • voyeurism
      • wealth
      • working class
    • TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
      • artificial life
      • cybernetics
      • development
      • digitization
      • electricity
      • emulation
      • engineering
      • history of technology
      • innovation
      • intelligent environment
      • invention
      • mechanics
      • military technology
      • mobility
      • nonhuman communication
      • optics
      • product design
      • production
      • robot
      • simulation
      • supercomputing
      • technophobia
      • telematics
      • telepresence
  • Technology
    • Display
      • Electronic displays
        • BOOM (Binocular Omni-Orientation Monitor)
        • CAVE (Computered Augmented Virtual Environment)
        • computer monitor
        • Electromechanical Display Device
        • Electronic Paper
        • flashlight
        • Head-up Display
        • Headphones
        • HMD (Head-mounted Display)
        • holography
        • laser
        • light-emitting diode
        • plasma
        • printer
        • projection screen
        • projector
        • robotic
        • speakers
        • VFD (Vacuum Florescent Display)
        • VRD (Virtual Retinal Display)
      • Non-electronic displays
        • body
        • Book
        • easel painting
        • globe
        • house wall
        • inflatable structure
        • mirror
        • paper
        • sculpture
        • shutter glasses
        • sofa
        • Somatosensory System / Tactile Feedback Technology
        • table
    • Hardware
      • camera
      • computer mouse
      • data glove
      • Joystick
      • MAC
      • Mobile Device
      • multi touchscreen
      • plotter
      • scanner
      • touchscreen
      • Video
      • Virtual Workbench
      • Virtuscope
      • webcam
    • interface
      • Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC)
      • biometrics
      • Body sensor
        • Body Tracking
        • brainwave sensor
        • breathing sensor
        • Breathing-Balance-Interface-Vest
        • Endoscope
        • eye scanner
        • facial recognition system
        • Motion Capture
        • positiontracker
        • retina scanner
        • Speech Recognition
        • step sensor
      • camera recording
      • electromagnetism
      • interactive media
        • Auditory User Interface (AUI)
        • Augmented Reality Interfaces
        • breath based communication
        • Internet of Things (IoT)
        • Ludic Interface
        • MR-based (Mixed Reality) Interaction
        • Multi-Modal Interaction
        • tactile user interfaces
        • Tangible Acoustic Interface
        • Tangible User Interface (TUI)
        • Voice User interface
      • Non-electronic interface
        • bike
        • doll
        • furniture
        • plant
      • Soundgenerating device
        • Audiotape
        • keyboard
        • microphone
        • musical instrument
        • RFID (Radio-frequency Identification)
        • Speech Recognition
        • syntheziser
        • telephone
        • Theremin
        • turntable
        • voice analysis
        • Voice User Interface (VUI)
      • virtual balance
    • Software
      • C++
      • CGI/Perl
      • CSS
      • Global Positioning System (GPS)
      • ISDN
      • Java
      • Linux
      • Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
      • periscope
      • PHP
      • RFID (Radio-frequency Identification)
      • robotic interfaces
      • SGI Onyx2
      • softimage
      • software interface
      • Video
      • VRML
      • Wireless Sensor Network (WSN)
      • XML
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Archive of Digital Art (ADA). “ Random International - »SWARM«”. https://www.digitalartarchive.at/database/general/work/swarm.html (retrieved 2010-15-11). @online{ADAartistprofile, author = {Archive of Digital Art (ADA)}, title = { Random International - »SWARM«}, url = {https://www.digitalartarchive.at/database/general/work/swarm.html}, urldate = {retrieved 2010-15-11}
Technology
Display
Info: LEDs, polished brass, custom software, custom electronics, corian top box, microphones, computer dim: 81cm by 81cm per cube Type: light installation Date: July 2010

www.F11Collective.com
Design Miami ⁄ Basel

14-19 ⁄ June 2010

Hall 5, Mezzanine Level, Messe Basel, Switzerland

VIP Opening 14 ⁄June 2010

By invitation only

rAndom International are delighted to announce their Designer of the Future award exhibition at this year’s Design Miami / Art Basel. The exhibition focuses on two of rAndom’s new works. ‘Swarm Light’, an experimental light installation with a real ‘collective consciousness’, subtly reacts to the viewer’s audible presence.

‚Self Portrait‘ (working title) is the archetypal blank canvas that engages you, the spectator, with a large-scale, ephemeral representation of yourself. All evidence of the encounter exists only in the moment of interaction between you, the viewer, and the object. Gradually, moment and image fade away, never to be repeated.

In addition to these new works, on the ground floor rAndom will be presenting ‚You Fade to Light‘ with the Carpenters Workshop Gallery. The installation translates the viewer’s presence from a mirror image into light, encouraging a physical / kinesthetic engagement with light itself.

rAndom will take part in the Designer of the Future talks with Cedric Morisset on Thursday, June 17, from 5.50PM at the Mezzanine Level in Halle 5.

Info: LEDs, polished brass, custom software, custom electronics, corian top box, microphones, computer dim: 81cm by 81cm per cube Type: light installation Date: July 2010
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rAndom International, HIVE Projects, Floor 3, 20 Buckle Street, London, E1 8 EH.
Copyright © 1999-2010, rAndom international and operation:Schoener Ltd All rights reserved
Descriptions & Essays
carpenters workshop gallery is proud to present a solo show by random international. following the success of random international's inclusion in Decode Digital Design Sensations at the Victoria & Albert Museum, this much anticipated show presents their three latest works: SWARM, Self-portrait and Triptych. Deemed as the pioneers of a performative new media who were awarded the accolade of designer of the future at design miami basel 2010, this london / berlin based trio continue to focus their work around behaviour, performance, participation and interactivity, furthering the discourse and melting the boundaries between contemporany performance art and installation. random international works challenge convention through shifting the role of the controller to that of performer. the pieces play with the viewr, shifting from animate to inanimate, while employing elements of tension and surprise. these acts are crucial to understanding the dialogue present in random international's work. more than just signifiers of the new innovations in digital technology, these works continue to illuminate within our perceptions and experiences of light, our own behavioural responses and interactive spatial environtments thus fulfilling the very basic human need for sefl expression. SWARM SWARM is pioneering sound-reactive sculpture that compromises hanging LED's which react instinctively to noise and movement. the viewer is made aware of his own presence in close proximity to the work because of the dynamic reaction that is provoked from it. this swarm of lights moves, teasing the viewer, either by shying away or moving close in a dynamic fluid movement reminiscent of the behavioural conditions of complex insect groups. it isthe viewerwho unknowingly drives the work, his auditory presence is expressed through light and confronted with a swarm of lights that dart haphazardly from column to column: thus the viewer's stillness is ironically articulated by the fluid movement of the chandelier's light. the movement of lights inspires a sense of awe. magic and wonder as it questions our former notions of illumination and conceptual art practice. all at once the viewer is made conscious of three spaces: the physical immediate, the surrounding enrivon and the dreamscape which the work alludes to.
Literature
Beddard, Honor and Douglas Dodds. V and A Pattern: Digital Pioneers. London: V and A Publishing, 2009.
Onedotzero. Motion Blur 2: Multidimensional Moving Imagemakers. London, UK: Laurence King Publishing, 2009.
Catherine Mason. A Computer in the Art Room: The Origins of British Computer Arts 1950-1980. Norfolk, UK: JJG Publishing, 2008.
Onedotzero. Motion Blur: Graphic Moving Imagemakers Publishers. London, UK: Laurence King Publishers, 2006.