Electrical signals radiate from the body of Ryo Fujimoto via the various sensors that are connected to his face, arms, and hands. These sensors track heart rate, muscle movement, and finger positions in real-time. The data is then converted directly into audio and visuals, thereby allowing the expressive unification of man and machine, and the birth of "Σ (SIGMA)". This video above is a recording of the live event that took place in Tokyo, Japan.
A London-based Korean artist penned an open letter to 218,000 employees at Hyundai Motor Group, inviting them to participate in an exhibition, which will be part of a permanent display at HMG’s human resources development center. The journey of the work began as the employees accepted the artist’s invitation and submitted their photographs. Those collected portraits were assembled on a video wall. At a distance, these photographs appear as tiny dots. Participants only can see their faces enlarge in the center of the screen when they log in a smart phone application. Who Am We? examines the subtle boundaries between individual and a group by demonstrating how the identities of individuals are minimized or neglected in a crowd for a greater value.
By utilizing digital interaction and inviting employees as an active participant, the project opens up a new space of dialogue, and the employees are naturally led to explore their identity and a sense of belonging in their communities.