:: Description ::
In collaboration with Karen Sam Norgard
Net.Portrait is a live and network-based installation combined with fine-art painting, kinetic sculpture and collective network data. While you are watching the piece, the artwork is also dynamically watching you by having different emotive eyes painted on a collection of wall mounted cocktail umbrellas. The notion of gaze, in Foucault term, is explored in this piece through practical and conceptual means that tie with the network culture. The live happenings of happy and sad smiley faces from Twitter are being transformed from a text, static and virtual medium to a kinetic and physical sculpture. Every bit of spinning action amplifies the network behavior, resulting in a continuous and flowing net portrait.
:: Video documentation ::
more photos here
:: How it works ::
More about the research & testing: http://www.flickr.com/photos/siusoon/sets/72157626986593954/
:: Review / Promotional Materials / Press ::
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:: Technical & Production ::
:: Acknowledgement ::
Kinsun Tung @ Prototyping-lab, Dr. Johnathan Farris, Polly @ InNoPO, Mr. Yu Kwai Yau @ A-Plus Advertising Company.