AffeXity: Performing Affect with Augmented Reality

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Kozel, Susan. (2012). AffeXity: Performing Affect with Augmented Reality. The Fibreculture Journal, issue 21, exploring affective interactions.

EXCERPT – AffeXity [is a] project [that] opens implications for interaction design: designing affectively and designing for affect are two different things. […] At the heart of AffeXity is the convergence between performance and mobile technologies. In particular, the project uses the augmented reality browser Argon. This runs on smart phones and permits images, audio and video to be anchored in real world locations using geospatial coordinates or QR codes. The media float in the device’s display over the live feed from its camera. Appropriately for an augmented reality project, AffeXity is designed to have several layers, or modes, of interaction. In its simplest interactive mode, it is a locative media project with short movement improvisations videoed and geospatially tagged at various sites in Malmö, Sweden.

Capturing Affect With a Handful of Techne—Jeannette Ginslov (Medea Talks #19)

JEANNETTE GINSLOV is Medea’s artist-in-residence this spring. Her roots are as a performer, choreographer and artistic director in South Africa, but her currant work centers around affect, haptic and digital materiality on several platforms: stage, screens, online and new media applications. On May 14, Ginslov gave a Medea Talk. Video inside.

AffeXity – Geospatial tagging using AR browser Argon

[PROJECT PORTFOLIO] AffeXity is an interdisciplinary, collaborative, social choreography project drawing together dance, geo-spatially tagged visual imagery, and people using mobile-networked devices. Located in Medea’s wider research and production profile, this is a particularly material and performative example of the “Internet of Things.”

Introducing Jeannette Ginslov: Independent Artist and Researcher

Jeannette Ginslov’s work centers around affect, haptic and digital materiality on several platforms: stage, screens, online and new media applications. Ginslov is currently working with Prof Susan Kozel at MEDEA on the project Affexity that draws together screendance, visual imagery and mobile networked devices. This is an introduction to Ginslov’s work.