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.
Project by ECAL/Tessa Donati
Tutors: Alain Bellet, Gael Hugo, Christophe Guignard
Assistants : Karian Foehr, Matthieu Minguet, Mathieu Rivier, Sylvain Meltz
ECAL / University of Art and Design, Lausanne Switzerland
Bachelor Media & Interaction Design ecal.ch + ECAL - Bachelor Media&Interaction Design
Sound, illustration and construction are the key elements of the Viwo box, which contains 16 little wood blocks prepared to disclose six amusing illustrations. By placing these living cubes in the right place it will be possible to discover the supporting role of sound in solving the puzzle. This first game encourages children to examine the shapes of the objects, stimulates them to recreate the images accurately and increases their listening skills. To get started, just touch the word Viwo. The lid of the box and the available cards function as an amazing game! The senses involved are mainly touch, hearing and sight. In planning and building this box, my aim was to combine the traditional qualities of a wood game with those of modern games that capture children’s attention.
Music by Colleen from the album "Colleen et les boîtes à musique"
Tracks: "John Levers the Ratchet", "Will You Gamelan for Me?", "Please Gamelan Again", "Your heart is so loud"
All tracks written by Cécile Schott (SACEM), Used courtesy of The Leaf Label and the artist theleaflabel.com - colleenplays.org
Little Boxes is a music box concept for iPad. It consists of a tangible part composed of three separate music boxes that interact with an iPad and an application. When placing one of the boxes on the iPad, it recognizes it and activates. The idea is that each box contains its own universe revealed by the action of the crank with an animation and melody proper to each. The aim is to give a new dimension to the music box, and transcribe visual sensations that don't exist in a standard music box. This work reflects my desire to play with the physical and digital elements by making them interact. It allowed me to embrace different areas, and confront myself with creative and technical challenges. The result is the creation of a world through the music box, where everyone can enter and interact with it. The tracks used for this project are courtesy of the french artist Colleen / Album "Colleen et les boîtes à musique" (http://bit.ly/NfdsLk).