micha cardenas / azdel slade on Sun, 25 Oct 2009 21:40:12 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime-ann> technésexual - mixed reality live audio performance in Montreal, photos and video


Performed in Montreal at Artivistic TURN*ON.

In technésexual, Micha Cárdenas and Elle Mehrmand commit playful erotic acts
in physical and virtual space simultaneously, using devices to amplify the
sound of their heartbeats for the two audiences. An electrocardiogram was
used to monitor the heart rate with an Arduino/Freeduino, playing a
recording of the heartbeat at the correct rate using Puredata. The sound is
used here to bridge the two spaces, finding ways of exploring the space
between realities. DIY biometrics are used to bridge realities with audio,
beyond the usual visual approaches to augmented reality or augmented

More information at http://transreal.org and

Video: http://vimeo.com/7240418
Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lotu5/tags/artivistic2009/

micha cárdenas / azdel slade

Artist/Researcher, Experimental Game Lab, http://experimentalgamelab.net
Calit2 Researcher, http://bang.calit2.net

blog: http://transreal.org

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