'This new artist is an architect of the space of events, an engineer of worlds for billions of future histories, a sculptor of the virtual’ - Pierre Lévy
P R O J E C T. o v e r v i e w

Dr. B r i g i t t a oZ i c s iis an award winning artist, media philosopher and interaction designer with particular interest in emerging technologies and their impact on creative practices. She recently finished her interdisciplinary PhD at the University of Wales, UK. Her main research interest concerns how philosophy of consciousness and cognitive sciences provide a new potential for applications in technology-based art and design.

  The project web site for emerging interdisciplinary art and design Keywords: contemporary media art, interactive art, creative technology, interface design, affective environment, real-time visualisation, bodily passive/active interaction, 3D technology
  w w w. z i c s. n e t Transtechnology Research: my reserach profile
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PREMIERE OF THE MIND CUPOLA
The Mind Cupola web-site with information of the project development, pictures and videos is under constriction.

THE MIND CUPOLA RESEARCH STATEMENT: CLICK HERE

THE MIND CUPOLA, Affective Environment 2008
The MIND CUPOLA interactive media art work attempts to produce a unique experience guiding it’s user to a state of mind entitled ‘equilibrium’. This is achieved by the user’s physical and emotional interaction with both the immersive graphical visualisation and the interactive cupola hardware, through the use of facial and head motion and constant feedback readings of their facial temperature. According to the head movements the visualisation displays ordered or disordered fractal-like particles which the spectator can transform into textual messages describing elements of their current state or advising them of actions to take to lead them into the pure state of ‘equilibrium’.The ‘equilibrium’ state is achieved when the user is fully immersed into the aesthetic interaction of the Mind Cupola, creating a conscious state of mind and bodily interaction.

List of recent Publications, Papers published Online can be found: ON THE TRANSTECHNOLOGY RESERACH WEB SITE.

 

VIDEO

  This research project is a collaboration between the Centre for Robotics & Intelligent Systems and Transtechnology Research at the University of Plymouth, and School of Art, Media and Design at the University of Wales Newport
   
  VIDEO
  1. MIND CUPOLA Documentation, Demo Version
  2. Archive: Mirror_SPACE Documentation (short)
  3. Archive: Mirror_SPACE Documentation (long)
  4. Archive: Mirror_SPACE TV Interview International/Media/Art/Award (in German)
PRESS

Evening Harald - Machine can read minds - and make very pretty patterns, University of Plymouth Press - The Art and Science of Mind Reading, Sunday Independent - Futuristic device could prolong people’s lives, WIRAD NEWS -Wales Institute for Reserach in Art & Design

Contact: University of Plymouth Press Office on 01752 588003

PUBLICATION

The Mind Cupola: towards a consciousness altering device
An immaterial model for interactive technology based art production

This paper introduces a novel scheme of active spectatorship which suggests a cognitive driven interaction.  It proposes that although this new form is increasing in contemporary interactive art production it has not been drown attention to its potential as new form of aesthetic. As such, the discussion here produces an account for this interdisciplinary practical application of technology and argues that is an immaterial encounter of interactivity revolutionise previous modalities of interactive art [...]

NEW REALITIES : BEING SYNCRETIC, Consciousness Reframed: The Planetary Collegium's IXth International Research Conference
Ascott, R.; Bast, G.; Fiel, W.; Jahrmann, M.; Schnell, R. (eds.) 360 p. With numerous illustrations and a DVD., Softcover, SpringerWienNewYork, Vienna 2009. ISBN: 978-3-211-78890-5
Mind Cupola device

THE MIND CUPOLA, Affective Environment 2008: This interactive art work explores the potentiality of a cognitive-driven interaction (or passive interaction) process which is based upon a complex system of instant affection technologies (mechanical and audio-visual) and affective computing (face analysis based on temperature and gesture). It addresses the body-mind interconnection and aims to produce a so-called ‘cognitive-feedback loop’ in the spectator’s cognition through the aesthetic experience. Archive: Development 1 Development 2

to Out of Body Control Project

DATE: 2007/08

 

TransTechnology Research group

 

Visiting Fellow at the TRANSTECHNOLOGY Research
AZTEC, University of Plymouth >>>

 

DATE:From 09. 2007
  PRESENTATION at the University of Sharjah during the SHARJAH BIENNIAL 8, UAE
College of Fine Arts - NEW MEDIA ART PRACTICE >>>
DATE: 9 April, 2007
 
axis web

>>> INTERVIEW on AXISWEB Dialogue
Art into Science into Art: Out of Body Control

DATE: January, 2007
  Under development: NEW COGNITION-BASED INTERACTIVE ART PROJECT
>>> OUT OF BODY CONTROL/MIND CUPOLA ©
START DATE: January, 2006
  Nomination of the Digital Sparks Award 2006, Netzspannung.org, MARS-Exploratory Media Lab, Fraunhofer Institute for Media Communication, Germany >>> M_S -project >>> DATE: May, 2006
 

Nomination for the EUROPRIX Top Talent AWARD>>>

DATE: March, 2006
 
FUTURE AREAS in the field Digital Art:
Presentation at the University of Sharjah, UAE
College of Fine Arts >>>
DATE: 9 September, 2005
 
The MIRROR_SPACE interactive intallation on
SIGGRAPH 2005
Emerging Technologies/ Art Gallery Los Angeles>>>
DATE: July, 2005
  The updated MIRROR_SPACE (2005) was presented in the exhibition "Arts and Space" in Budapest. more information>> DATE: 16-30 March, 2005
     
 
T O P I C

main projects

Development of New Interactive Art Project

PHD RESEARCH

NEW MEDIA ART

 

Doctorate Reserach 2004-08
University of Wales, Newport
AZTEC, University of Plymouth

 

Research Groups: TRANSTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH [UoP], INVISIBLE COLLEGE [UWN]

ZICS, B., 2008. Transparency, Cognition and Interactivity: Toward a New Aesthetic for Media Art. PhD Thesis. Newport, Wales: University of Wales. More info at the Transtechnology Research web site

  Research Presentation 23. February 2006 New Realities based on Creative Technologies - Presentation of general ideas about recent work and current research on the convergence of man and machine.
Invisible College, UWN, School of Art, Media and Design, UK
  Presentation 9 April, 2007

Presentation at the University of Sharjah during the SHARJAH BIENNIAL 8, UAE College of Fine Arts -New Media Art Practice

  Research Presentation December, 2007

Presentation at the Hungarian University of Fine Art, Intermedia Department/Doctoral School, Budapest

  Paper Presentation July, 2008 The Mind Cupola: towards a consciousness altering device
An immaterial model for interactive technology based art production
, NEW REALITIES : BEING SYNCRETIC, Consciousness Reframed: The Planetary Collegium's IXth International Research Conference, University of Applied Arts, Vienna 2008 more info
  Research Presentation 29 October, 2008 Matter and Flow in Interaction: The Mind Cupola as a case studyTranstechnology Reserach Seminar, University of Plymouth, More info
  Research Presentation November, 2008 WIRAD Conference and Residential Workshop for PhD Candidates and Supervisors, Gregynog, Wales, More info
       
 
updated

main projects

 
MA DEGREE

Mirror_SPACE

interactive Installation

2004/05

Mirror_SPACE is a virtual mirror where users can experience their image transformed � not according to the rules of geometric optics, but filtered by a �real time scanning apparatus�. This generates the visitor�s �mirror image� corresponding to the information supplied via its data network. More info
VIDEO
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Mirror_SPACE DOCUMENTATION
LONG VERSION (8 min) >>>
SHORT VERSION (2 min) >>>
EUROPRIX TOP TALENT VERSION >>>

 

  Award May 2004 Nomination of the Internatonal\Media\Art\Award, ZKM, Karsruhe, Germany
  Exhibition 16-30 March 2005 "Arts and Space" exhibition, organised by the C3 Foundation, Millennium Park, Hall D, Budapest, Hungary >>>
Exhibition 31 July- 4 August 2005 SIGGRAPH 2005, Art Gallery/Emerging Technologies, Convention Centre, Room 150-152, DownTown, Los Angeles, USA >>>
Award/Presentation 2-5 March 2006 EUROPRIX Top Talent Festival and Award, Museum Quartier/Technical Museum, Vienna, Austria >>>
  Award Nomination April 2006 Nomination of Digital sparks 2006 Award, MARS-Exploratory Media Lab, Germany >>>
       
    main projects www.virtualcor.net
 

VirtuAlcor

Software Presentation

2003

The VirtuAlcor: accelerated evolution system from Brigitta Zics is a virtual cold storage laboratory, offering the vitrification of a biological body in shape of an avatar body for eternity. At the centre of attention is the human body mirrored in Cyberspace, but modified by algorithms.
  PRESENTATION July 2003 Altitude 2003, Academy of Media Arts, Overstolzenhaus, Studio B, Cologne, Germany
    2-5 February 2004 IMAGINA, Imagina@MG 2004, Grimaldi Forum-Monte Carlo, France
  Scholarship 2003 Hungarian State E�tv�s Fellowship, Hungarian Scholarship Board, Research Fellowship, Budapest, Hungary
       
    experiment, outline  
 

CApsule

project outline

2002

Capsule-Project ist ein im VR-Raum existierendes automatisches System. Die Ereignisse, die hier stattfinden, sind bestimmt durch die Algorithmen, der Benutzer kann das hier Geschehende nur beobachten. Der VR-Raum hier ist ein komplexer Raum; die hierarchische Rheinfolge von CApsule-Browsers und TimeCApsules, die induviduell organisierte R�ume bilden.
CApsules sind kleine Kreaturen, die nur wenige Signale f�r die Beobachter von au�erhalb aussto�en.

  PRESENTATION 2002 Medienforum, Presentation of Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, Germany
  Scholarship 2002 Hungarian State E�tv�s Fellowship, Hungarian Scholarship Board, Research Fellowship, Budapest, Hungary
       
    experiment, outline  
 

Plasmaport

interface development

2002/04


Ein manipulierbares Plasmaport stellt die Verbindung zu einem virtuellen Lebewesen her. Durch sensorische Beeinflussung ver�ndert und reagiert der virtuelle K�rper, der sich in einem hermetisch abgeschlossenen Raum befindet.

    2004/05 Development of the Plasmaport project is still underway.
       
       
       
 
T O P I C A L
main projects  
MA DEGREE

REPETITION OF THE FUTURE

interactive Installation

2001


The installation is a trip into a future of endless validity - into Dante�s Inferno - which turns into time travel through the distortion of the gravitational lens, space, and time.

 
  PRESENTATION June 2001 Diploma-exhibition, 2001: science+ fiction, Young Hungarian Media Artists, Barcsay Hall of the Hungarian Academy of of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary
  Award 2001 Diplom Award, Prize of National Union of Hungarian Creators, Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary
       
    main projects  
 

CREATION OF REALITY

space Installation

2000


Der Gegenstand der Installation ist der Versuch, aus dem gew�hnlichen Akt der empirischen Wirklichkeit bzw. der Aufnahme des Raums auszutreten, auf solche Weise, dass man �Wirklichkeitsereignisse� zustande bringt, so versachlicht sich der Prozess selbst, und er wird zum Kunstgegenstand.
  PRESENTATION 2000 Exhibition of the Ludwig application, Barcsay Room, Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest
  Award 2000

Ludwig Award and scholarship [informative trip to Cologne, Academy of Media Arts, Germany], Budapest, Hungary

       
    main projects  
 

EYE-BALLON

real time 3D for Internet (VRML)

1998-99

This computer work attempts to present the artwork of the symbolist artist Odilon Redon through VRML. Using the special context and characteristics of virtual space, it presents an individual approach to his work. (...)
  PRESENTATION 1998 Basenoise3 Project, Dominikanus House, Pecs, Hungary
    1999 Intermedia Exhibition, "Inductive junction", P60 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
    1999 "Art in the nineties in Hungary", Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany
    2000 Cologne-Budapest: KHM@Intermedia, Exhibition due to 10th anniversary of the Academy of Media Arts, Overstolzenhouse, Cologne, Germany
 

PRESENTATION /CATALOGUE

2000 Sony`s heart, Young artists online, Berlin, Germany
       
       
       
Topic
ARCHIVE    
TTA nominee Interview for Europrix Top Talen Award 5 March 2006 TTA DVD-ROM of innovation in multimedia
TTA nominee Radio-Phone interview 4 March 2006 Campus Radio, Cologne, Germany
  Nesta Future LAB - Learning Environments for the Future December 2005 Article Getting creative page 08- download PDF file >>>
Internet TV Broadcast of Mirror_SPACE project in CULTURE TV 24 November 2005 www.culturetv.tv >>>
papers Selected for Interactive Arts Program - ACM Multimedia 2005, Singapour August 2005 >>>
Presentation
Space and Perception Conference, RIXC Media Space, Riga, Latvia May 2005 International symposium on Mixed Reality >>>


SPACE ART Exhibition: TV presentation/interview

14. March 2005, 19.35

MTV2, Hungarian Television, www.mtv.hu
Telecast: Culture of House

media\
art\
award

TV presentation/interview

21. Oktober 2004, 0.40
26. Oktober 2004, 0.10
30. Oktober 2004, 20.15, 0.10
SWR
SFR
Digital ARD, Arte (...)
Mirror_SPACE   September 2004 Project scholarship of Arts Foundation NRW
Radio interview July 2004 Campus Radio, Cologne, Germany
  www.newformsfestival.com July 2004 Mirror_SPACE project was selected for New Forms Festival, Vancouver, Canada
www.medienkunstpreis.de May 2004 NOMINATION
\\ international\media\art\award 2004, ZKM, Karsruhe, Germany
    April 2004 Membership of National Union of Hungarian Creators
www.imagina.mc 4. february 2004 Meeting with Prince Albert in Monte Carlo/IMAGINA Festival
TV presentation/interview February 2004 Rai2, Euronews; IMAGINA@MG, Monte Carlo
 
FAVOURITE web sites
intitutions/centre/labs/schools
http://www.hmcmedialab.org/  
festivals/awards/conferences
http://www.aec.at/
MEDIA ART data base
http://www.rhizome.org/
portal.unesco.org/culture/    


LAST UPDATE : Dec 2008
�2004-08 Brigitta ZICS