Technologies expand aesthetic dimensions: Visualization and Sonification of embodied Penwald drawings

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Even though defining art gets more and more difficult, reintegrating art and technology seems to be a clear trend. The present paper aims to show how technologies can expand aesthetic dimensions of art works. Michigan Tech researchers collaborated with a world-renowned artist, Tony Orrico in the immersive virtual environment. While he performed, multiple cameras tracked his body movements and physiological devices logged his biosignals (respiration, heart rate, etc.). Then, the system translated the data into visualization and sonification. Incremental aesthetic dimensions (representation-performance, 2d−3d, outside-inside) obtained based on this art-technology collaboration are discussed with research in progress.

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Copyright © 2015, Springer Nature. Publisher's version of record: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-18836-2_9

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International Conference on Arts and Technology