In this slide show:
Diffraction, Tomek Jarolim’s light displays which line the route of the ‘the future is now’ exhibit and play with RGB and white. Also, ‘close your eyes’, his interactive exhibit which uses your eyelids as a screen to feel, rather than see, the colors. An amazing piece which leaves you with a real feeling of wellbeing.
Universal Sculpture Beauty, Damien Aspe’s two meter tall sculpture of the USB port logo, an instantly recognizable icon of the internet age, but whose creator is unknown! In material form this “universal connector”, which is less than 20 years old, reminds us of its intangible omnipresence.
And the Rhino says, a video game which raises the question of illusion as much through its graphic design of impossible perspectives and references to surrealism, as with its rules which become apparent as the game progresses. ‘Through their performance in the game the players have to reconsider what they see in a more critical way’ explains Brice Roy, a member of the One Life Remains team who created this game.
Tag E.U.L.E an interactive lectern created by the Graffiti Research Lab team. You speak into the microphone and your words are transcribed at random in the form of digital graffiti on a screen opposite you. Tag E.U.L.E. is an open space for free speech and plays on the dangers associated with it: capturing the words, their potential repercussions, censorship issues and risk of an inaccurate transcription by the machine.
Big Bang, an audio exhibit created by Marc Charrière, composed of echoes and musical excerpts and snatches that evoke times of elections and power changes in a hushed atmosphere. The sounds come freely and simultaneously from the speakers positioned around the sound chamber in the Gaîté Lyrique and can sometimes make you jump!
BabyFoot 2.0, Random Lab’s electronic reinterpretation of the famous table football bar game, was an instant hit with the visitors, who happily took part at the end of their visit. Proof that 2.0, or otherwise table football, is still a great way to bring people together and form social links.
Little Ghost, a collection of LED’s that cover the entire entrance wall of the Gaîté Lyrique and immediately plunge you into the atmosphere. This abundance of pixelated light hypnotizes visitors and invites them to explore the exhibition further. Created by Pierre Nouvel and the Visual System team, the work symbolizes the pulsation of media flow as well as the dematerialization and reduction of screens.
Patrouille de France, the replica of the Alpha Jet used by the French “Patrouille de France” aerobatics team made by the amazing visual artist Cyril Hatt. You can read our interview with him here. How has he managed to create a life-sized replica of a jet just from a set of photos? This artist’s achievement is even more impressive when you try his technique for yourself. He has set up two workshops for this to show everyone that there’s no big secret and that his creations were in fact very simple to make. Having tried it myself, I can assure you that his talent is no mean feat ;)
The debate on privacy led by Frédéric Taddéï. Why is the question of privacy such a great concern for internet users? Why are people happy to voluntarily reveal so much about themselves on social networks? Should you post all your information? Is this whole exhibition about new media just narcissistic madness? Finally, is it useful to have so much information available? We have gathered some opinions during this fascinating debate but we haven’t put the issue to bed yet!
Still to come: a look back on the FABFEST concert and an interview with Tomek Jarolim, so don’t go away ;)
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