About IF'09: Stereo
Interactive Futures (IF) is a forum for showing current tendencies in new media art as well as a conference for exploring ideas and research related to technology and art. IF supports a conference, keynote addresses, presentations, exhibitions, and performances. For IF'09, national and international presenters, performers and artists acknowledged for their research and production are invited to contribute to an expansion of knowledge within the thematic of "stereo".
The word "stereo" usually refers to two-channel sound or stereographic 3D. For IF'09: Stereo, we are showcasing work and research that specifically experiments with the perceptual event that occurs from symmetrical sources (2 eyes, 2 ears, 2 data streams). IF'09: Stereo has invited media artists, designers, researchers and filmmakers experimenting with: stereographic projection; illusionary sound and vision; methods of co-location (ways of simultaneously mapping and representing more than one location).
Within this broad reading of the thematic IF'09: Stereo has identified three sub-thematics: Stereographics, Co-Locative, and Sensory Illusions.
IF'09: Stereo is interested in methods of immersive representation as a critical departure from those in popular entertainment, and as such, will be showcasing experimental film and animations and new media works created by artists.
IF'09: Stereo is interested in exploring the new possibilities for co-locating space. Interactive installations and performances exploring the use of multiple locations, virtual and real presence, and layering of varied sources of informatics will be presented.
In binaural sound production, recording and production techniques experiment with sound that is "shaped" by the outer and inner ear, and location difference/symmetry of the left and right ear in relation to the sound source. The reconstitution of sound within the ears is an active, physical process, not a passive mode of information reception.
What are some of the techniques and devices being used by artists and researchers to lure the body into ephemeral visual and aural spaces? IF'09: Stereo will present research and performances that experiment with the sensory illusion of visual and aural fields.