"Adnan Amca Sayborg mu?" (Is Uncle Adnan a Cyborg?) by Nagehan Kurali and Selin Ozcelik, is an interactive installation, which is realized for Amber Art and Technology Festival 2009 in Istanbul. With lectures, workshops and conferences series Amber Festival hosts many international artists and academicians every year. The concept of the year 2009 was "cyborgs" and "cyborgisation" encompassing many interdisciplinary works by the artists such as Stelarc, Uebermorgen, Bill Vorn etc.
We worked in public space in order to question the relationship between the technology and the public. Extracting the theoretical background of "cyborgs", we put it in everyday life on a street in Istanbul and observed the reactions of people through their own cyborgisations. For this aim, we projected a real time video of public space on a display of a book store/cafe in Taksim, Beyoglu. the interaction with the passer-by as well as with the drivers is enabled via motion detection and EMF detection in VVVV platform.
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