This was the first year I attended INST-INT and I was impressed with the caliber of the presentations, the feeling of community and the amazing, innovative work shown. INST-INT 2014 was a wonderful combination of the best installation, environment and immersive experience design with a focus on how it works (and when it doesn’t work), who gets involved, and how can we collaborate together. (At least 4 speakers asked for collaborators while on stage.)
It was an amazingly relaxed, collegial vibe with everyone feeling both inspired and in awe of the work shown, the efforts put forth and the multi-disciplinary talents of the speakers. Getting off the screen and into the world around us was the goal and the myriad responses, solutions and artistic efforts were amazing: Art, design, code, engineering, lighting, audio, movement, lasers, dirt, and hundreds of other subjects wove together to make some of the most impressive works I have seen.
Design driven engagement; create frameworks for participation and communication.
“In two days tomorrow will be yesterday.” –Wolf Prix
Maybe this is a way to world peace.
I was an artist in every way I could find.
It was a whole situation….
You’re too practical. You need to play. Then you’ll make the impractical practical.
Create moments of awe.
I really value boredom; there I find out what I really want to do.
We surf the bleeding edge between Ph.D.s and products.
What am I willing to burn out for?
Find people with th best experience and collaborate on their teams.
I wanted to have the life of an artist.
You get crazy phone calls.
Simple technology can be so impactful.
What story do you want to tell? Do you have any content? Where is it?
Content managers, the unsung heroes of these huge projects.
I wanted to immerse myself in the data and feel it around me, in my hands.
I wanted to have this feeling of swimming around in the data.
I didn’t even know if I’d get paid. It was another labor of love; I really wanted to do it.
We want to build trust and honesty.
Animation is not a frill.
Be friends with the construction crew.
You never know where a project will come from.
Soul + Cash + Code + Bragging Rights = Value
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