At Hand (2010)

Heidi Tikka, Teemu Korpilahti (Developer), Mika Lumi Tuomola (Producer)

Research output: Artistic and non-textual formExhibitionSolo art production

Abstract

At Hand (2010) is an interactive pilot designed for touch screens in public space. The project is about urban gestures, micro spaces of the street and the possibility of encountering otherness. European flow of migration is its starting point, specifically the recent appearance of beggars in Helsinki’s city spaces. It asks whether we are experiencing a loss in our ability to relate to the other as a unique human being. How should we struggle against such a loss? The project explores the experiential and expressive possibilities of multi-user touch interaction via an orchestration of intimate close-ups of gesturing hands and the dynamics of the touch interface. It was custom designed for the MultiTouch screen technology and presented on the CityWall interactive screen installed at Lasipalatsi in the centre of Helsinki between 27.8.-5.9.2010 as part of the Media Facades Festival Europe 2010. http://crucible.mlog.taik.fi/productions/at-hand/
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeF1 Published independent work of art
EventMedia Facades Festival Europe - Lasipalatsi, Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 27 Aug 20105 Sep 2010
http://crucible.mlog.taik.fi/productions/at-hand/

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