STRP Biënnale emboldens creative technology for the inquisitive guest. In it’s ten year existence, STRP has exhibited enthralling installations, experimental performances, pioneering music and strong voices. In the immense space that is the old Philips Klokgebouw, the ten-day festival will bring the future to the here and now.
The theme of the 2017 STRP Biënnale is ‘Senses and Sensors’, which is all about perception. The way we perceive ourselves and the world around us and the many ways in which technology alters perception and stretches its boundaries.
From 12 until 19 November 2016, Eindhoven will be all about Light Festival GLOW. Around 40 light artists have created light installations, sculptures, projections and performances. These all offer the visitor of GLOW a surprisingly new perspective on the city. GLOW can be visited, free of charge. Over 730.000 people visited GLOW last year.
GLOW NEXT, where new projects are based on experiments which are shown for the very first time. Eindhoven is a pioneering city and a breeding ground for creative, artistic and technical talents who show their skills at GLOW NEXT.
The ACM International conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI) addresses issues of human-computer interaction, design, interactive art, user experience, tools and technologies. The work presented at TEI focuses on physical interaction with computing technology and addresses design challenges, theories, experiences, systems, and new developments.
THEME: OUR BODY IS OUR MANUAL
At TEI’16 we celebrate the conference’s 10th anniversary. We see this anniversary as a perfect opportunity for recalling some of our founding values and complementing these with contemporary values, for re-emphasizing the relationship between interactive products and systems and the body, and for learning from each other’s approaches and rationales. At TEI’16 we wish to celebrate our trans-disciplinarity and create a setting where all of us can learn not only from our similarities, but perhaps even more from our differences. Through a wide palette of work ranging from highly technical to highly artistic, and from highly applied to highly conceptual or theoretical, we wish to trigger discussion and reflection, with the aim of emphasizing what binds us.
To do this we have established the theme ‘OUR BODY IS OUR MANUAL’. By reemphasizing our embodiment we can have a unique perspective in the HCI and related communities on contemporary developments including social design, systems design, sustainability and more. As the interactions we propose in our products and systems are aimed to inform our embodied selves, we should also allow ourselves to be informed by our bodies when designing and researching these interactions. Focusing on our embodiment allows us a perspective on our work other than ‘field of application’.
From 7 until 14 November 2015 Eindhoven will once again be completely immersed in the light art festival GLOW. The work of around fifty artists in the form of light installations, sculptures, projections and performances provide the public with a surprising new angle on the city. GLOW is free to everyone and last year it attracted no fewer than 650,000 visitors.