1. Two projects from the "Delirious Home" exhibition, presented at the Milan International Furniture Fair 2014 and awarded with the Milano Design Award for the Best Show, newly acquired by the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) in London. These two pieces ("Ostinati" and "Broken Mirror"), realized by students of Bachelor Industrial Design and Bachelor Media & Interaction Design under the supervision of Alain Bellet and Chris Kabel, are presented by the Design Fund (the programme in charge of acquisitions by the museum) at the V&A until November 6, 2014.

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    «Broken Mirror» by ECAL/Guillaume Markwalder, Aurélia Von All men
    Software and Hardware implementation: Mathieu Rivier
    Film by: Jean-Guillaume Sonnier

    «Broken Mirror» uses a flexible reflective membrane stretched over a circular structure in your presence. Come closer, the reflection only appears when you are right up front!

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    Deux projets issus de l'exposition «Delirious Home», présentée au Salon international du meuble de Milan 2014 et récompensée par le Milano Design Award du Best Show, viennent d'être acquis par le très respecté Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) à Londres. Ces deux pièces («Ostinati» et «Broken Mirror»), réalisées conjointement par des étudiants en Bachelor Design Industriel et en Bachelor Media & Interaction Design sous la supervision d'Alain Bellet et Chris Kabel, sont présentées par le Design Fund (le programme en charge des acquisitions par le musée) au V&A jusqu'au 6 novembre 2014.

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    «Broken Mirror» par ECAL/Guillaume Markwalder, Aurélia Von All men
    Implementation Software et Hardware : Mathieu Rivier
    Film by: Jean-Guillaume Sonnier

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    Victoria and Albert Museum
    Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL, Royaume-Uni
    10.00 to 17.45 daily
    10.00 to 22.00 Fridays (selected galleries remain open after 18.00 - please see Gallery Closures for further information)
    vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/3549/va-design-fund-2014-5062/

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  2. Projects by ECAL Media & Interaction Design
    Projects led by Gaël Hugo and realised by the students in Media & Interaction Design unit first year. One week workshop.
    Assistant : Sylvain Meltz, Mathieu Rivier, Karian Foehr
    Film edited by Pauline Saglio
    Music : "Like the clouds pass" by Asthmatic Astronaut (asthmaticastronaut.com/)
    ecal.ch + ECAL - Bachelor Media&Interaction Design

    This installation is composed of six iPads disposed one above the other.
    Students in group of two developed an application that could be adapted for the six different devices.
    A system then allows the iPads to communicate with each other.
    Each unit is related to a type of behavior developed independently but taking into account all the juxtaposed iPads to form a coherent visual whole.

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  3. On the occasion of the Milan International Furniture Fair 2015, from 14th to 19th April, the ECAL/University of Art And Design Lausanne presents “#ECAL #PhotoBooth”. The ECAL students of the Bachelor Photography and Master Product Design present a series of interactive installations showing how mobile phone cameras and the selfie phenomenon changed the way we look at ourselves.

    How can one create objects and installations around the portrait theme in this digital age? What means are available to disseminate these? How can one make visitors interact with the exhibits and turn viewers into the main actors in the exhibition?

    Over a semester, 1st year Master Product Design students and 2nd year Bachelor Photography students from ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne worked on these issues with the aim to present their findings as part of an exhibition.

    Under the watchful eye of Vincent Jacquier, Head of the Visual Communication Department, of designer Camille Blin and photographer Nicolas Haeni, the students were able to understand, using various approaches, how current – material or virtual – technology alters our traditional relationship with portraits, be they selfies or pictures of others.

    Using modern media as well as more run-of-the-mill devices, exhibition visitors are invited to directly experiment the processes imagined by the students, allowing them to discover new interactive and fun ways of having their picture taken 3.0 style.

    Based on this principle, the exhibition stages an installation playing with the visitor’s shadow; the combination of a mirror and scanner to create realistic or distorted self-portraits; an image which is altered through song; a tribute to famous departed designers through a system of filters placed in front of a smartphone; analogically merged faces; a 180° portrait produced by a range of reflective surfaces; a trompe-l’œil projection on a mask; a family of objects able to hijack the smartphone camera function to create original images; a poetic reinterpretation Instagram; and finally, self-portraits captured by the photo itself.

    Cocktail Tuesday 14 April, 6.30 pm to 9 pm
    Exhibition Tuesday to Sunday, 11 am to 8 pm
    Spazio Orso 16
    Via dell’Orso 16
    20121 Milan
    ecal.ch

    Credits Film
    Film by: Jean-Guillaume Sonnier
    Music: "Night Owl" by Broke For Free (brokeforfree.com/)

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