Topic 4 – Mobility : narratives in contexts

Tableaux interactifs questionnant le livre numérique
Acronie, 2010-2012

Since their introduction in the late 2000s, mobile screens have spread overwhelmingly through our daily environment and are now part of our everyday technological landscape. Our previous research has allowed us to test and verify the enormous potential presented by these devices in the field of artistic creation. The large number of sensors that they include, which makes it possible to obtain information about the relative or absolute status of the screen, is one of the characteristics that we studied most assiduously in practical research. Marked by the creation of artistic prototypes deployed on those media, that research also studied the technical conditions of creation on mobile screens through the development of the Mobilizing programming language. To build on those achievements, we will now use mobile screens in artistic productions that question the context in which those devices exist and are used today. Various practical approaches will establish the foundation for theoretical research that will attempt to position mobile screens in their relationship to the current and prevailing “technical system”, which is actively evolving on many levels. Whether it be about web technologies and the gradual shift of the HTML browser from document consultation software to universal, multiplatform virtual machine; the strong renewed interest in augmented reality techniques; the inexorable rise of digital publishing and its standards; or the possibilities for uninterrupted geolocation between exterior and interior spaces, mobile screens occupy a key position in the technical transition experienced by digital technologies. We intend to adopt a forward-looking attitude with regard to this transition and to engage in research and creation that questions as much as it participates.

Carottages - Labo de l’édition
Dispositif de visualisation d’architecture en réalité augmentée
Acronie, 2013