MILIA 2002

HAPPENINGText: Jerome Lacote

Anja Handest Sjorup produced an interesting CD-Rom called “one”. This is a narrative piece about a voyueristic journey into the minds of 5 individuals, each of them consumed by a single personality trait whether it be paranoia, vanity, rage etc.


Anja Handest Sjorup “One”

Kazuo Soma presented Clockwerk: this is several interactive clocks programmed with Macromedia Director (a little bit as John Maeda).

The new talents listing: Greg Daville with Knob: Monkey Opera (Lighthouse Digital Media Design, Brighton, England), Kazuo Soma with Clock Werk (International Academy of Media arts and Science, Gifu, Japan), Avi Haltovsky with Papercut (Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem, Israel), Enrique Hurtado with Ixi Project (Centre for Electronic Arts, Hertfordshire, England), Simon Norton with Testimony (RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia), Anja Handest Sjorup with One (Universtity of Sydney, College of Art, Sydney, Australia), Rick Farell with Earth Sun and Moon (Staffordshire University, Stoke on Trent, England), Sharika Nelis with Sviatlana (Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland), Stephanie Bellat with Bodof (Emile Cohl, Lyon, France), Tcheupel Garanger with Acte 3 (University Paris VIII, St Denis, France), Daniel Ireland with nONLINE (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia), Johanna Höysniemi with Qui Qui’s Giant Bounce (Media Lab Uiah, Helsinki, Finland), Guillaume Boyer with Assimilation (ETPA, Toulouse, France), Donald Abad with Touslesjours (Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France)


Mixed Reality Pong © UIAH Media Lab

Aside New Talent Competition, you could enjoy the Mixed Reality Pong. This is a mixed reality version of the classic “Pong” game. The aim of the game is the same than the classic video game Pong but here, the players can play the game with their hands or other real-world objects. The game physics simulate the behaviour of a real ball, except that the virtual ball doesn’t slow down at all. It’s interesting and I hope virtual will become more a mixed reality!!


Nintendo GameCube

Obviously, I tried the Nintendo GameCube that arrives in Europe, I visited luxurious party in Carlton Palace Hotel. Microsoft refused that I enter on their boat for the Midnignt Party (shame on them!). The last day, sun was shining in the sky and I enjoyed the mediteranean climate.

Milia 2002
Date: February 10th – 14th, 2002
Place: Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France
http://www.milia.com

Text: Jerome Lacote
Photos: Jerome Lacote

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