Photos by Realtime Visuals www.realtimevisuals.org/
On the 18th and 19th October, I participated in the Digital Media Arts Forum, organised by the St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television. I had two presentations: one on the 18th, focusing on the history and state of the art of visual music; and another on the 19th, focusing on my work as Video Jack.
The audience was very motivated and participative, particularly on the second and longer presentation. It took place in the main building of the St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television, an old Orthodox monastery reconverted into a university (the main lectures took place in the ancient altar room), and the oldest film university in Russia. Hope to collaborate more to this University, where I had already presented my work in 2008.
Today (16/5/2011) I will make a “lunch talk” presentation at Culture Lab, Newcastle University, on the following topic:
“Interactive Audiovisual Projects: Toys, Art Works or Tools?”
Link to related project: www.avclash.com
Thank you to Andrzej + Ewelina and Atau Tanaka @ Culture Lab for the invitation.
Culture Lab has excellent facilities: a renovated historical building (listed building erected in 1889; award-winning renovation) in the center of town. It is also very well equipped. Despite its relative youth (it was founded in 2006), the research conducted there seems quite mature (in areas such as gestural/touchscreen interaction design and social inclusion). Photos from visit to Culture Lab, Newcastle University:
On 7/5/2011, I had a presentation at Europen Humanities University, Vilnius, on the topic: “Visual music: from the early 20th century to the Internet age”.
Description of the presentation: “In this presentation Nuno Correia will present his own audiovisual work as part of Video Jack Studios (www.videojackstudios.com) and present other works that have explored the visualization of sound – from the early days of cinema to contemporary new media art works.”
Many of the videos I presented are available in this YouTube playlist:
Thank you to Tatsiana and Anastasia Kulazhenko for the invitation.
During my trip, I also had the chance to visit the Vilnius Academy of Arts. Excellent facilities, situated in the historical center of Vilnius. Good student works on display throughout the building.
One Lithuanian blog wrote an accurate post about the event (in Lithuanian):
During my stay in Vilnius, I had the chance to attend two very interesting exhibitions:
Carsten Nicolai (Alva Noto) @ SMC
Žilvinas Kempinas @ Galerija Vartai
I also had two additional DJing performances there:
Yesterday (25/1/2011) I took part in a panel discussion entitled “New Digital Tools, New Media Art and Design“, at the Design Museum Helsinki, organized by Media Lab Helsinki, as part of the Avoin 140 exhibition celebrating the 140 years of TaiK / School of Art and Design. The remaining participants were other members of the Media Lab staff: Koray Tahiroglu, Markku Reunanen, Rasmus Vuori, Till Bovermann.
Slide show for the presentation:
Link to related project: http://www.avclash.com
On May 18 2010, I presented my project AV Clash at e-Vent, a “demo day” type of event at Tallinn University (Estonia), organized by its Institute of Informatics. I was a guest researcher at the Institute of Informatics between 2009 and 2010.
AV Clash was under development at the time. The prototype shown at e-Vent lacked any animation material, and the graphical user interface was incomplete. Still, it was interesting to present a prototype of AV Clash for the first time, before showing a beta version at SMC Barcelona a couple of months later.
Place: University of Helsinki, Finland Date: 4/3/2010
Slideshow for the presentation:
Today I will make a presentation on “Master and Margarita – An Interactive Audiovisual Adaptation of Bulgakov’s Novel” at the seminar “From interdisciplinarity to intermediality – A change in the research paradigma?”, at University of Helsinki, Finland.
Link to related project: http://www.videojackstudios.com/masterandmargarita
Place: University of Art and Design Helsinki, Finland Date: 12/11/2009
Slideshow for the presentation:
In 12/11/2009, I made a presentation of the current state of my research at Aalto University Media Factory Researcher’s Forum seminar, “Public Space Contested. New Media Technologies, Art and Society”: