NOTE: Presentations will be in German! <<<<
Stephan Gschwendtner from sense media will give an overview
of the basic structure common to all interactive (media) installations,
regardless of their complexity. He will demonstrate ways to
develop installations that do not require a technical background.
Additionally, he will give an overview of the current state
of the technology and a peek into future possibilities.
the introductory presentations all Upgraders are invited to
out the "test stations" themselves!
- Basic structure of interactive media installations
- Software: MAX/MSP, Macromedia Director and Flash, Processing
- Sensors: What can be measured and how?
- Interfaces: How does sensor data get into the computer?
- Prices, where to buy, suggestions for simple solutions
- Peek into the future
- Camera as input device
- Infrared sensors: The Interactive Book
- Remote Sensing: Transmission of sensor data via network
- Microphone as input device (Christoph Reiserer)
- Controlling 3D graphics (Herbert Stocker+Tamiko Thiel)
- Sins of our youth: How we started working with sensors
(Heike Siegert+Markus Arning)
Stephan Gschwendtner: http://www.sense-media.de/
- Born 1963 in Pasadena, California
- 1983 - 1989 Studied Electrical Engineering at the TU München
- 1990 - 1992 Jazz studies (Contrabass + E-Bass), Freien
- 1989 - 1995 Development and construction of sound studio
equipment at g.t.c. studiotechnic
- 1995 - 2001 free-lance software developer for multimedia
- 2001 Cofounder of the company HYPERMIRROR: multimedia
sales promotion and interactive experiences.
- End of 2004: Founded the company "sense media":
reactive and interactive installations and enviroments
- From 1980: musician in diverse bands: rock, pop, funk,
jazz, electronic and experimental music, including the band
"Louzy Days" with Christoph Reiserer
Christoph Reiserer: Upgrade!
- Christoph Reiserer was born 1966 in Wasserburg am Inn.
He studied music theory and philosophy in Munich and Berlin.
A self-taught saxophonist, he explores new techniques of
playing and in general everything related to the process
of the creation of music, with a particular interest in
improvisation and music theater.
Herbert Stocker: http://www.hersto.com/
- 2002 Finished his study of Man-Machine-Communications
at the TU München with a master's thesis on the topic
"Design of a user interface for multimodal navigation
in virtual 3D worlds."
- Software developer for 3D input and navigation at blaxxun
Interactive GmbH and Bitmanagement Software GmbH.
Tamiko Thiel: http://www.mission-base.com/tamiko/
- Born 1957 in Oakland, California
- 1974-79 Bachelors in Product Design Engineering, Stanford
- 1981-83 Masters in Mechanical Engineering and Computer
- 1986-91 Diploma in Applied Graphics from the Akademie
der Bildenden Künste München
- From 1991: active as media artist in Japan, USA und Munich
Heike Siegert: http://www.space-available.org/ois/index.htm
- Born 1968 in Schlema, Germany. She studied Communication
Design in Munich
and Design Informatics in Halle. Since 2003 she has been
teaching Interface Design at the Munich University of Applied
Markus Arning: http://www.space-available.org/ois/index.htm
- Born 1969 in Hatting, Germany. After studying Physics
for several semesters, he got a degree in Sociology.