Question about Network characterization

Reviewing different ways for the characterization of the Network and first tests on how about telling a story with sensors and motors?

About Sensing and controlling the physical world with computers. O’Sullivan, D., & Igoe, T. (2004). Boston, MA: Thomson. interesting quotes about “lost” characters in ASCII table “Another point of confusion stems from the fact that the first 32 entries in the ASII table are control characters, like the “carriage return”( ASCII 13) and “line feed”( ASCII 10), are familiar to you from word processing. Some of them, like “bell”(ASII 7), are left over from the old teletype days. Sending these numbers can cause confusion in environments that can only interpret text characters becaue either nothing shos up, or you get a bunch of garbage characters( square, smiley faces, and other dingbat characters).p142

It is noticeable that the machines talk to each other in a foreign language, we gave and forgot about it , they still talk this language. How about checking the ASCII control characters table from old teletype days>?

Possibility to define the Network of artefacts controlled via OSC touch?  Network would be the Mask, its artifacts,  the nodes.

network projects its desire onto us- through its material affordances, AfNet

Artists references and approaches to the concept of Network and cybernetic behaviour :

Things about Crafting the Digital

Make the invisible visible-crafting the digital

While researching about network embodiment , I came across an article written by  Justin Marshall, Jon Rogers and Jayne Wallace  . The authors  investigate how craft sensibility” can extend beyond the scope of material interaction, to engagement with people and situations as a broadly empathetic way of exploring the world. ” Their proposition is to “create a crafted digital future” .

In that matter, Irene Posch , artist and researcher, explore the integration of technological development into the fields of art and craft with projects like the knitted radio  and crafting logic (crafting computer)

 

Things about Mask improvisation pedagogy

https://www.matteodestro.com/pedagogy

PEDAGOGY OF A RESEARCH AND CREATION BASED THEATER

  • THE JOURNEY
  • THE SPIRIT OF RESEARCH
  • THE NECESSITY OF A TEACHER’S PERSONAL PRACTICE
  • THE PEDAGOGICAL SPACE

A PEDAGOGY OF MASKS

  • THE MASK​
  • THEATRICAL MASKS
  • PEDAGOGICAL FUNCTION
  • The Body and the Space​
  • Forms

 

Things about Puppetry

Kenneth Gross : Puppet: An Essay on Uncanny Life Paperback – University of Chicago -16 Oct 2012

https://www.rochester.edu/pr/Review/V74N5/pdf/0304_inrev_puppets.pdf

http://scholarship.claremont.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1050&context=mimejournal

Aesthetics of the Puppet – European Romanticism to the Avant-Garde

“Priority given to the visual and to sound is essential for all forms deriving from the art of the puppet.”

Myth of the Puppet – A Western Perspective

 

Mask making Analog

Virtual World by Walter Pichler‘s Futurist Visions

Pattern for Batman hat , as a base for simple crochet mask

Amigurumi tutorial to make a crochet mask fit to the head

Painting : Leonora Carrington 

Shadow Theatre: theatredu1k

Shibori technic , add texture to Fabric, 3D manipulation

Shape Memory Alloy, keep memory of first shaping, curling mechanism by Jie Qie

http://theatre1k.com/making/electronics-making-ideas

 

Theory : The Use of Masks in Counseling: “Creating Reflective Space By: Heather C. Trepal -Wollenzier and Kelly L. Wester Trepal- Wollenzier, H. C., & Wester, K. L. (2002). The use of masks in counseling: Creating reflective space.Journal of Clinical Activities, Assignments & Handouts in Psychotherapy Practice, 2(2), 123 – 130

” ..mask can be used in counseling: (a) to represent two sides of a

conflict or dilemma, (b) to express one’s identity in a group, (c) to explore  dreams and imagery, or (d) to express a social role “.

“In therapeutic mask work, the mask is used as a projective technique to separate one part of the self from another. “

 

Digital Mask 3D explorations

 

  • Still researching about analog and digital masks, further to my last project Look at the Other. Investigating how to set up a digital Mask workshop, production of physical avatars versus virtual reality masks? Analog Mask : hiding the face will underline body expressions for the viewer, what about digital Mask?
  • Data-masks by Sterling Crispin ,  is an interesting approach which uses reverse engineering facial recognition and detection algorithms to produce 3D printed masks. 

In the same veins, “Oracle by Jake Stollery  is an amalgam of concepts tied together by the common thread of the user interface. To that end, it is a reflection of AI and UI as they exist in society’s consciousness.  Oracle was crafted by utilising a hacked Kinect depth sensor as a 3D scanner and a part of exhibition : “Masked intentions : 21 Artists reinvent 21 Masks for the 21st Century.” at Behance gallery, : pictures by Thomasz Machnik

Although these works claim that it is a sol machine interpretation of human identity , it is worth noticing that the machine is still constrained and serves human design and purposes. The outcome is un-computable for a human brain rather than unexpected. 
 
  • Another approach to explore masks in a more feminine and organic manner is the  Soft cyborg, by Rachael Kess Felt mask ; eyelid moved by servo motors. This work is a piece of performance art experimenting  in soft robotics:  “soft cyborg (reveal) (formerly soft robot (reveal)). The piece “explores the potential for masks to reveal and conceal the technological/robotic body”. The work produces a collaboration between the soft cyborg mask, the performer and the audience , thus  the outcome is unexpected as none of the actors of the performance have control on each other and no one control them all.