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Voicetags, interactive Media Art using voice recorders by Stefan Plessner, Christian Wiener
lliinnsz

11.2009 - 04.2010 lliinnsz is a participative Live Film Project by meshes and mobilefest Sao Paulo. Everyone can participate to this live generated film by sending in your own pictures. Especially mobile devices can upload directly to the lliinnsz server. A software builds a dynamic piece of film incorporating all incoming pictures according to their simmilarity. Each picture is part of the film and can be used as cutting point.
A constantly developing and ordered film loop can be seen on http://lliinnsz.meshes.org

Lins and Linz two cities - one in South America, the other in Europe are initiating this project. Citizens from these cities are especially invited to participate to this public film project.

 
Voicetags, interactive Media Art using voice recorders by Stefan Plessner, Christian Wiener
Voice Tags

07.2006 During this Voice Tag Sound Session we provide the audience with simple voice recorder. A Sound Tag is a basic electronic kit with a 10 sec. analog recording chip. For the session we extended the construction with an loop switch. The visitors can record anything they want on the devices and directly involve them into the sound session. On 8 sound banks equipped with sensible microphones, everyone is able to place the voice tags in order to participate to an acoustic discourse.

 
Christian wiener at mobilefest brasil
meshes at MOBILEFEST, Sao Paulo, Brasil

11.2006 MOBILEFEST is the 1st Brazilian Festival of Mobile Art, based on the sociological implications that mobile phones and mobile technologies have been promoting in our culture. We have been invited to talk and present meshes on 17th Nov. in Sao Paulo.

http://www.mobilefest.com.br/en/
we are also starting a new version of meshes online.

 
Re:Spiegeltest, interactive Media Art using mirros and face recognition by Stefan Plessner, Christian Wiener and Karl Klostermann
Re: Spiegeltest
Re: mirror test

06.2007 An elongated box positioned openly in the room is affixed with a mirror at each end. The mirrors are manipulated spy mirrors. Through them, a digital camera takes the portrait photo of the individual standing in front of the mirror. A facial recognition program surveys the portrait with reference to certain biometric parameters, such as the distance between the eyes and between the eyes and the mouth. These data are entered into a self-learning electronic system which computes the biometrically most similar face in real time and projects the corresponding stored image onto the rear of the mirror. The pool of reference faces grows larger with every photographed viewer.

Part of the exibition at the Museum of Modern Art Mühlheim a. d. Ruhr
01.04. to 10.06.2007 Openning: 31. March 2007, 17:00
http://www.kunstmuseum-mh.de

 
filmfilm, interactive film experiment by Stefan Plessner, Christian Wiener and Tom Zwettler
filmfilm

11.2006 this Film experiment took place at the Sort Film Festival in Regensburg, Germany. During this event, visitors were asked to send their private photos or sequences of fotos to be involved in this short movie sequence originally by David Lynch.

All photos have been analysed by an image recognition software, compared with the images of the movie and automatically cut into the right (similar) postion.

 
meshes Berlin, interactive film for mobile devices by Stefan Plessner and Christian Wiener, Berlin 2004
meshes Berlin

07. 2004 During the "Long Night of the Museums", we invite the public and their own photography-capable mobile phones to photograph the evening and to send the pictures to a central telephone number. These photographs of groups, individuals, street scenes, passers-by, events, performances, objects, buildings, etc. are collected in a database. A highly advanced software image-recognition program, the competitor to a CIA-developed program, orders these pictures according to resemblance. The software compares the images in real-time according to formal criteria such as colour, colour shading, and contrast. The software then shows the ordered images to viewers as a film at 12 images per second.

This film can be followed/shown at different locations in Berlin. When the film reaches the last image, it starts anew, reordering and incorporating any newly-added pictures. This becomes in effect a public film project, whose content is determined by the number and kind of submitted photos. A constantly developing and newly-ordered loop, the film can be seen, as well as newly-influenced, throughout the event.

 
Re ordering movies, an experiment by stefan plessner and christian wiener
resorting the "Crazy Family"

02.2008 experimenting with reordering existing movies. What happens with content when an image retrieval software directs the cutting? Does formal filtering affect the story, the content, the viewing?

This experiment uses the film "The crazy Family" (Gyakufunsha kazoku) by S?go Ishii. What you see is a short outtake, cut into single JPGs and resorted by an image recognition software. All the single rearanged Images are then again combined into a film.

 
filmfilm, interactive film experiment by Stefan Plessner, Christian Wiener and Tom Zwettler
meshes at Lab30 media festival

10.2006 We invite the public and their own photography-capable mobile phones to photograph and to send these pictures to a central telephone number. These photographs of groups, individuals, street scenes, passers-by, events, performances, objects, buildings, etc. are collected in a database. A highly advanced software image-recognition program, the competitor to a CIA-developed program, orders these pictures according to resemblance.

The software compares the images in real-time according to formal criteria such as colour, colour shading, and contrast. The software then shows the ordered images to viewers as a film at 12 images per second. When the film reaches the last image, it starts anew, reordering and incorporating any newly-added pictures.

This becomes in effect a public film project, whose content is determined by the number and kind of submitted photos. A constantly developing and newly-ordered loop, the film can be seen, as well as newly-influenced, throughout the event.

 
Light Pendant, interactive Media Art by Stefan Plessner and Christian Wiener
Light pendant

11.2005 This artwork is about the new manifestations of film. We incorporate symbolic interferences into the normal surroundings of the nightly city. Where we usually see the uneventful, illuminated facades now something changes, the lights inside a room are flickering. The spectator starts interpreting the happening by thinking about the causing. Film can be everywhere and anywhere, in the passing train, in a window in the neighborhood.

“Light pendant” is also about the future of media and the public. By using new technology and experimental interaction in public space, old political issues could be rethought within the evolving community.

“Light pendant” is about real and virtual spaces. A unique intact film scene is cut and pulled apart into separated projections shown simultaneously at different places. Two separated events connect by the interaction of the viewer and merge into new virtual stories.

 
meshes, interactive media art by Stefan Plessner and Christian Wiener, Munich 2006
face my back

Die Installation beschäftigt sich mit den Implikationen durch den Einsatz von biometrischen Identifikations Systemen. Dem Aufzeichnen, Verarbeiten und Verändern von physischen Merkmalen von Gruppen, Personen, Gesichtern wird das eigene aktive Agieren gegenübergestellt. Gängige Überwachungspraxis wird durch persönliche Selbst- und Alltagserfahrung komplementiert und dadurch spielerisch hinterfragt.

 
 
 
always change the backgroud of the site by sending image via MMS or email to image(at)meshes.org
looking for incoming image in
30
 sec.