ECAL - Bachelor Media&Interaction Design

  1. Do objects sometimes dream about themselves? What if we could enter their dreams? Virtual reality? Connected objects? On the occasion of the Milan International Furniture Fair 2016, from 12th to 17th April at the Spazio Orso 16, ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne presents a collection of interactive experiments developed by Bachelor Media and Interaction Design students.

    Ever since they appeared, we have been worshipping the objects around us while being extremely demanding of them. What if the roles were reversed for once? Instead of asking objects to make us dream, why don’t we consider their own dreams? Premonitory dreams that anticipate a possible future of objects?

    In this exhibition presented by the Bachelor Media & Interaction Design students of ECAL, a series of objects offers visitors a rather unsettling experience. In order to uncover its subtleties they will have to learn to adjust to the objects on display so as to perceive each piece’s personality.

    In a certain way, this project as a whole leads us to question the future of familiar objects. How does our relationship to them changes as they become capable of making a statement about their own existence, interact by using onboard sensors and grow increasingly connected to our communication networks? Do I see my toothbrush differently knowing that it records each movement in my mouth and therefore displays a form of consciousness?

    As part of the experiments developed for this exhibition, the students created two families of objects. The first integrates a virtual reality principle which allows you to literally look inside the objects, to immerse yourself for a time into a parallel reality which objects let you glimpse at. The second is made up of objects whose basic function is augmented or transformed through activity sensors. This is their way of making us reflect on the future of so-called smart or connected objects.

    The objects on display, whose function is but fiction, tell their own story, encouraging us to see and use them differently. In a playful manner, they lead us to rethink some of our distrust in the face of change and as regards, their future.

    Press preview
    Monday 11 April, 4 pm – 6 pm
    Cocktail
    Tuesday 12 April, 4.30 pm – 9 pm
    Opening hours
    Tuesday –  Sunday, 11 am – 8 pm
    Spazio Orso 16
    Via dell’Orso 16, 20121 Milan
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  2. When you match the prints of prints with a famous school of art and design, the result can only be explosive!
    Emilio Pucci pairs with the Ecole Cantonal d’Art de Lausanne (ECAL) for a collaboration born at Granaiolo, the brand’s archive and talent center nearby Florence. During a three-day workshop led by Vincent Jacquier, a selection of students and assistants from the school’s Visual Communication Department had the opportunity to explore and reinterpret signature prints.
    Interactive Scarves is the first of a series of surprising projects originated from their endeavors and achievements during the workshop.
    The designer Pauline Saglio has developed a three-pieced installation that proposes an innovative and poetic way to discover a scarf. The colors, shapes and compositions of each Emilio Pucci print are enhanced by light and sound to alter the perception of the iconic object, offering visitors a magical experience that stimulates all of the senses.

    Project by ECAL/Pauline Saglio
    Software implementation : Mathieu Rivier and Sylvain Meltz
    Music : "I Heard the Bells" by VJ Memes / "The Wait Continues" by Asthmatic Astronaut
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  3. Project by ECAL/Guillaume Cerdeira
    Tutors: Alain Bellet, Cyril Diagne, Gael Hugo, Christophe Guignard, Vincent Jacquier
    Assistants : Matthieu Minguet, Laura Perrenoud, Tibor Udvari
    ECAL / University of Art and Design, Lausanne Switzerland
    Bachelor Media & Interaction Design
    Filmed and edited by Pauline Saglio
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    «Moon River» is a 2D top-down view game. The player is locked in the screenplay : when he crosses the boundaries, he finds himself teleported to the opposite screen side. Three levels challenge the player, leading him to use the abilities of the character to solve a series of puzzles becoming more and more complex along the game.

    This project was an opportunity for me to create a coherent universe, but also to offer an entertaining and challenging experience.

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  4. Project by ECAL/Bastien Girschig
    Tutors: Alain Bellet, Cyril Diagne, Gael Hugo, Christophe Guignard, Vincent Jacquier
    Assistants : Matthieu Minguet, Laura Perrenoud, Tibor Udvari
    ECAL / University of Art and Design, Lausanne Switzerland
    Bachelor Media & Interaction Design
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    “Wimbi” is a riddle game based on a peculiar interaction: Instead of touching the screen as usual, the player uses the table as an input to create the waves he needs to unlock the targets. As the levels rise, he will have to be more and more precise, and make good use of chain reactions, bounding, and clipping of the waves.

    This project gave me the opportunity to work on a combination of real and virtual spaces, allowing the game to extend beyond the simple screen, to create richer interactions.

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  5. Project by ECAL/Maxime Castelli
    Tutors: Alain Bellet, Cyril Diagne, Gael Hugo, Christophe Guignard, Vincent Jacquier
    Assistants : Matthieu Minguet, Laura Perrenoud, Tibor Udvari
    ECAL / University of Art and Design, Lausanne Switzerland
    Bachelor Media & Interaction Design
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    “Nelson” is a tiny connected module designed to to bring everyday objects to life remotely. It's based on a very simple forwards and backwards movement as we do in our everyday life, like pushing a switch. Connected to the internet it triggers setups previously defined by the user. Designed and built with the help of designer Arthur Didier, this project is the completion of my studies, working in most of the fields of interaction design and industrial design to mix both towards an innovative creation.

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ECAL - Bachelor Media&Interaction Design

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The Media&Intercation Design Unit is part of the Visual Communication Department at ECAL/University of art and Design Lausanne.

THE COURSE AIMS TO GIVE STUDENTS IN-DEPTH SKILLS IN
- The artistic direction of visual communication projects
- Interaction…


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The Media&Intercation Design Unit is part of the Visual Communication Department at ECAL/University of art and Design Lausanne.

THE COURSE AIMS TO GIVE STUDENTS IN-DEPTH SKILLS IN
- The artistic direction of visual communication projects
- Interaction Design
- Interactive Application (web and mobile)
- Motion Design
- Development of reactive and interactive systems and environments
- Communication and Digital Identity

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