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Basil Dénéréaz – Reif

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Basil Dénéréaz – Reif

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Laura Perrenoud, Pauline Saglio

Mention Très bien Through our entertainment media, partnerships and sponsored content are becoming omnipresent. Based on this observation, Reif i s a fictional account of the objectification of a digital influencer. Through different media created with computer generated images, we visualise the change of identity of this character who allocates areas of her body as advertising spaces, generating her metamorphosis from human to object. In order to realise the content for Reif , a process of digital production was set up, adjusting to the standards of avatar creation which affiliates this fiction to the current technical reality.

Ivan Chestopaloff – (un)load

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Ivan Chestopaloff – (un)load

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Laura Perrenoud, Pauline Saglio

In a world dominated by images, where content is constantly blasted at our brain, the race for maximum performance and ultra-high definition feels endless. (un)load chooses to go beyond the classic forms of digital experience. With this tool, we will try to dive into a molecular state, where the single unit becomes the whole. In a kind of reverse cinema, you will be deprived of some of your senses and will reach overload through extreme reduction. Expressing the constant overload we experience as a society and the capacity we have to construct our own relationship to the world, (un)load explores the narrative potential of immersive technologies, based on the senses and beyond representation. Warning: this work contains flashing lights.

Antoine Barras – Miksyn

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Antoine Barras – Miksyn

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Laura Perrenoud, Pauline Saglio

Miksyn is an installation that invites us to rethink our relationship with living things by challenging our natural aversion to the various insects and arachnids of our domestic ecosystem, my primary motivation being to highlight the unexplored richness of microscopic forms. Miksyn is part of research on digital interactions with the microcosm. By decontextualising these tiny creatures under the lens of a high-resolution optical microscope, my project puts the spotlight on their imperceptible peculiarities. Can we use technology to overcome our bodily limitations and awaken a holistic conception of nature?

Dorian Jovanovic – IFTTA

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Dorian Jovanovic – IFTTA

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Laura Perrenoud, Pauline Saglio

Mention Très bien IFTTA (If This Then Authenticate) is a modular authentication kit that allows users to design passwords to access their digital environment. Nowadays the majority of online services require complex authentication from their users. However, our ability to manage our passwords is becoming time consuming: we forget, make mistakes and retype. By default, we have accepted the present systems in place: double verification, SMS, phone calls, e-mails, etc. What if we tried something different? A more personal approach for example. This kit reflects the way we want to view our relationship with passwords. Each of the proposed modules involves a distinct mnemonic interaction: touch, position in space, hearing and sight. These elements can be added up as well in order to design a personalised authentication system.

Sébastien Galera Larios – Data Riot

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Sébastien Galera Larios – Data Riot

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Laura Perrenoud, Pauline Saglio

Once upon a time, a few Homo Sapiens allowed humanity to escape the endless cycle of life and death. Together, leaving behind their individuality, they merged into a new form of existence, beyond humanity – as if in this second genesis man had created God in his own image. Data Riot questions the foundations of human individuality through a social science fiction halfway between a video game and a music video. Enter a futuristic world and experience your transplantation into a collective intelligence to the rhythm of the electronic sounds of the collective Curl. Based on your personal data and your decisions, the experience adapts to you and offers a disturbing experience of your own identity.

Valentine Leimgruber – Sanctuaires

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Valentine Leimgruber – Sanctuaires

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Laura Perrenoud, Pauline Saglio

Through a narrative experience, Sanctuaires invites visitors to discover their relationship with plants. This project is structured as an interactive exhibition on the great trees of the city of Lausanne. As in a treasure hunt, visitors have to look for the trees, thanks to clues and a map on the app. When they find one, they connect to it through touch, thus triggering the beginning of the experience. Like a wise storyteller, the sanctuary-tree shares a tale with the visitors, telling them about its sensitive experience and observable universe. Urban tree development coincides with the advent of issues related to the ecological crisis. What do trees have to say about this and how can their perception help us improve our lifestyles?

Rayane Jemaa – Is This the Middle East?

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Rayane Jemaa – Is This the Middle East?

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Laura Perrenoud, Pauline Saglio

Is This the Middle East? investigates representation of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in a selection of video games. I am interested in the patterns, repetitive artefacts, locations and texts in games that claim to be set in the MENA region. These objects become archetypes. Are these photo-realistic environments also realistic in the scenes they depict or do they become another backdrop for war-related games? Using photogrammetry to reconstruct these environments, I address the implications of seeing an abundance of often over-simplified images of the Middle East, especially in a world where video games are becoming not only a global phenomenon, but also a means to encounter other cultures.

Guillaume Giraud – Goko

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Guillaume Giraud – Goko

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Laura Perrenoud, Pauline Saglio

The Goko is a digital musical instrument that explores new ways of playing music. It is a chord machine in the form of a MIDI controller. This tool promotes and facilitates the composition of chords. It enables beginners to play while having fun and offers professionals a new understanding and visualisation of the rules of musical harmony.

Malik Sobgoui – Oblique Reasoning

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Malik Sobgoui – Oblique Reasoning

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Laura Perrenoud, Pauline Saglio

Nowadays, almost all of us have adopted the unconscious reflex of pulling out our smartphone when we are faced with some form of loneliness or passivity. Hence, it has become difficult for us to cope with waiting without the help of our cell phones. The aim of Oblique Reasoning is to invite users to question notions of attention economy and FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) while offering, in the manner of Oblique Strategies, reflections and alternatives. By recording unread notifications and quantifying them in units of time, this portable device offers us the possibility to step back and rethink our relationship with the smartphone.

Ignacio Pérez – Overloaded.supply

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Ignacio Pérez – Overloaded.supply

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Laura Perrenoud, Pauline Saglio

In 2020, we reached a tipping point with the mass of man-made artefacts exceeding the biomass on our planet. This is mainly due to an economic system of manufacturing and consumption where the overabundance of objects has become the norm.   Overloaded.supply is a semi-autonomous system that exploits the control of creation algorithms in order to question current patterns of design, production and legislation. To do so, the installation allows users, via a physical interface, to control an intangible, invisible and vast universe of objects where they can take possession of them through a fictitious patent document. This document will be stored on a dedicated website that acts as a repository of already protected objects that may or may not be produced. https://overloaded.supply/

Michael Pica – Confessionnal

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Michael Pica – Confessionnal

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Laura Perrenoud, Pauline Saglio

Confessionnal is a web app that enables users to anonymously confess their behaviour on social networks. With the advent of social media years ago, the behaviour of users varies. Unmentionable acts are sometimes committed on these platforms. This project is inspired by the Catholic confessional as we know it but is based on the digital era we live in. Users live the anonymous experience with a mask as participants or spectators. They confess orally and personalise their mask based on their age, the platform or the main subject of the confession. On the other hand, they can observe other masks and listen to the confessions of other users.

Valerio Meschi – Tone Alembic

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Valerio Meschi – Tone Alembic

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Laura Perrenoud, Pauline Saglio

The barrier of entry to sound synthesis software has historically been kept high by visually abstract, overloaded interfaces and expensive ecosystems like those of Pure Data or MAX . Tone Alembic seeks to make sound experimentation accessible to a beginner audience. It does so by offering a platform consisting of a digital interface that abstracts many of the concepts of synthesis in favour of a more visual approach and a set of MIDI controllers that allow more hands-on interaction with the interface while providing everything one needs to get started creating sounds.

Paul Fritz – Grappaa

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Paul Fritz – Grappaa

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Laura Perrenoud, Pauline Saglio

Grappaa is an artist-run exhibition space that I began working on in early 2021. It was built based on makeshift institutional spaces, e.g. art fairs and more recently, mass vaccination centres. The walls and furniture in these mega events become modules in the landscape of barren multipurpose warehouses. For Grappaa , through a process of urban hacking, the car parks become the grid for any spatial configuration. I pay rent by the hour. It’s not cheap.

Dorian Jovanovic – IFTTA

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Dorian Jovanovic – IFTTA

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gael Hugo, Laura Perrenoud, Pauline Saglio

IFTTA (If This Then Authenticate) is a modular authentication kit that allows users to design passwords to access their digital environment. Nowadays the majority of online services require complex authentication from their users. However, our ability to manage our passwords is becoming time consuming: we forget, make mistakes and retype. By default, we have accepted the present systems in place: double verification, SMS, phone calls, e-mails, etc. What if we tried something different? A more personal approach for example. This kit reflects the way we want to view our relationship with passwords. Each of the proposed modules involves a distinct mnemonic interaction: touch, position in space, hearing and sight. These elements can be added up as well in order to design a personalised authentication system.

Pablo Bellon – Lockdown Memorial Archive

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Pablo Bellon – Lockdown Memorial Archive

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Laura Perrenoud, Pauline Saglio

In 2020, with the emergence of Covid-19, people self-quarantined. For many this was an opportunity to reflect on their situation. “Lockdown Memorial Archive” enables anyone to share their story about the confinement and to become aware of the feelings of others. Through a web app, participants are invited to personalise an emblematic object and to link it to an account of their experience. The overall result thus constitutes an archive made up of several immersive memorials where one can relive this situation of isolation in a different way.

Paul Lëon – Caption

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Paul Lëon – Caption

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Laura Perrenoud, Pauline Saglio

Mention Bien Nowadays, we continuously capture images in which we place the hope of memory. In fact most of these images are left abandoned in the mass of our galleries and dormant hard drives. “Caption” exposes forgotten images taken from the gallery of its users. Through a series of questions we are invited to look inwardly at our relationship with these images. By synthesising and exposing all the answers collected, “Caption” immerses us into ethnographic research that addresses our collective relationship with the images.

Maya Bellier – Strike the Pose

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Maya Bellier – Strike the Pose

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Laura Perrenoud, Pauline Saglio

Mention Très bien Résidence swissnex San Francisco In performing arts, there is often, by convention, some distance, an invisible screen that separates the audience from the actors in the performance. Yet these respective positions have changed over time. Bauhaus artists actually aimed for total theatre, where the entire venue would be the stage. “Strike the Pose” is a participatory VR experience that begins from the moment we wait. A re-interpretation of Oskar Schlemmer’s “Triadic Ballet”, this complete and inclusive work invites all participants to enter through their acting into a total composition, both physical and digital.

Evan Kelly – Invisible Social Network

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Evan Kelly – Invisible Social Network

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Laura Perrenoud, Pauline Saglio

Mention Excellent Prix de l’ECAL “Invisible Social Network” is a portable device that makes the invisible and autonomous communications of machines perceptible and tangible. The way they interact with each other is akin to the modes of human communication, thus creating a real social network of machines. This device mediates between users and the machines around them. Via the screen it transmits fragments of its continuous and silent communications in the form of human social metaphors.

Kylan Luginbühl – FRAME-Lab

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Kylan Luginbühl – FRAME-Lab

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Laura Perrenoud, Pauline Saglio

Mention Excellent Prix HES-SO "FRAME-Lab" offers a series of immersive experiences that provide new ways of interacting with a virtual reality environment. The traditional controller is replaced by a physical frame that enables you to explore various worlds and functionalities. This new interface, both tangible and digital, can thus take the form of a shield, a portal to travel in time and space, or that of a parachute. This interface frame is offered to the community of makers as 3D files available online that anyone can transform and print at home.

Aurélien Pellegrini – Pump and Surf

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Aurélien Pellegrini – Pump and Surf

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Laura Perrenoud, Pauline Saglio

Mention Très bien Prix METAA “Pump and Surf” encourages internet users to find out how much energy is spent when they are surfing the internet. Before being able to view a website, internet users are asked to make a physical effort similar to the energy required to convey the data that will enable the site to be displayed. Through interactive experiences and graphic visualisations, “Pump and Surf” leads users to take the measure of the quantity of energy involved in the exchange of information, to the point of feeling them physically.

Diane Thouvenin – Sun Connection

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Diane Thouvenin – Sun Connection

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Laura Perrenoud, Pauline Saglio

Mention Bien What time is it at Hortense’s in Montreal? What’s the weather like at Alexandre’s in Tokyo? When I communicate with my loved ones, scattered all over the world, I am disconnected from my physical time-space. Sources of constant artificial light and windows on the digital world, screens replace the sun as a space-time reference point. “Sun Connection” enables you to reconnect with your loved ones through a delocalised sun. Everyone is free to use their own physical and digital space with a luminous and colourful presence, to transpose themselves into another time and space.

Bastien Mouthon – MoodWalk

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Bastien Mouthon – MoodWalk

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Laura Perrenoud, Pauline Saglio

Mention Bien “MoodWalk” is a music player that enables one to discover music in a different way. It generates sound moods based on a city’s musical programmes (clubs/concert halls/bars/cultural venues). The app works in two different modes thanks to geolocation: a “compass” and a “walking” mode. Aiming to offer a local and radically alternative way of discovering music, “MoodWalk” seeks to burst existing algorithmic bubbles in order to offer a tool to discover the surrounding soundscape.

Bastien Claessens – Taalee

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Bastien Claessens – Taalee

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Laura Perrenoud, Pauline Saglio

Mention Très bien At bedtime there is nothing like reading a tale alone with your child to smoothly transition from excitement to calm. Snuggled up against you, your child enjoys this intimate moment and escapes into his/her imagination to the rhythm of the story. With the help of soundscapes, “Taalee” seeks to reinforce this magical moment. Taking the form of a mobile app, “Taalee” offers a creative and sharing space accessible to all and thus enables anyone to add to their stories with the use of featured compositions or by creating your own.

Léonard Guyot – Concrete

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Léonard Guyot – Concrete

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Laura Perrenoud, Pauline Saglio

Mention Bien “Concrete” is an immersive experience that offers to discover digital architectures through lights and shadows that reveal the volumes and geometry of these environments. A tangible interface of concrete and electronics controls the parts of these buildings. To access the various structures, each person is invited to solve an enigma based on a pattern of light. With “Concrete”, I aimed to combine reflection on how we interact with a digital world with brutalist architectural inspirations and a playful experience of virtual reality.

Yael Sidler – Lasius Flavus

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Yael Sidler – Lasius Flavus

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Laura Perrenoud, Pauline Saglio

“Lasius Flavus” is an immersive and didactic experience  developed in collaboration with the Museum of Zoology. Throughout the tour, visitors discover the world of the yellow ant, its habitat and perception of the world. This interactive VR project offers an interpretation of these various aspects to lead us to reflect on the relationship that each species has with its environment. Moreover, the exercise of thinking on a scale that is not ours can help us question our own future.

Sébastien Matos – Sokomplex

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Sébastien Matos – Sokomplex

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Pauline Saglio

Sokomplex pays tribute to the Sokoban puzzle video game series, first released in 1982. The main purpose was to push boxes onto target squares in a labyrinth. The contribution of a three-dimensional environment entirely composed of cubes now allows the use of brand new game mechanics, thus considerably varying the gameplay. This open universe makes it possible to move away from the well-known level system of "puzzle games". Designed using web technologies, the game is available on a multitude of connected platforms. sokomplex.app

Nathan Vogel – relations.watch

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Nathan Vogel – relations.watch

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Pauline Saglio

Conflicts of interests are often at the heart of issues like democratic or environmental crises. However, in today’s information landscape, we massively get and forget those bits of data. With an open and collaborative approach, relations.watch aims to summarise relations between people, companies, media, etc. so as to enable anyone to quickly discover potential conflicts of interests. One of the most challenging aspects of this project is to convey very dense semantic data in a visually simple and interactive way while staying as neutral as possible on highly political topics. relations.watch

Diane Bécheras – The Sound of the Links

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Diane Bécheras – The Sound of the Links

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Pauline Saglio

Inspired by the text The Camille Stories written by Donna Haraway, somewhere in the future, groups of people are organizing themselves into micro societies. The installation The Sound of the Links is a fragment of this civilization about how humans experience communication with plants in an attempt to rebuild a way of living in communion with the species that surround them. I would like to raise awareness about these imperceptible phenomena discovered by biologists, so that we can imagine a different relationship to the world than that of exploitation.

Guillaume Simmen – zero lux(e)

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Guillaume Simmen – zero lux(e)

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Pauline Saglio

Light pollution is a nuisance that humans don’t notice. But it disrupts the eco-system of thousands of species. The objective of my project is to turn off night lighting in rural areas. It is composed of three tools, a DIY geolocated luxmeter to measure the pollution of its village, a DIY box to place under a streetlight that allows to alert the municipality, and the website that gathers the collected information and that also serves as a support to mobilize people. This project has shown me how I can help in important causes. zerolux-e.org

Jonathan Boulenaz – Light Perception

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Jonathan Boulenaz – Light Perception

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Pauline Saglio

Starting from the observation that technology evolves by putting more and more the visual in the foreground, especially via VR, I have chosen to play on the partial deprivation of this sense, to appeal to more primary instincts. The user is in the VR space where light is captured and redistributed to represent the sound, giving him brief insights into what surrounds him. He will therefore have to use his ability to mentally visualize a space in order to be able to evolve in the experience.

Maëlle Chenaux – Plug-in

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Maëlle Chenaux – Plug-in

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Pauline Saglio

Plug-in allows you to discover and enjoy music content in an original way at any time and in any place. The consumption of sound is affiliated with the environment in which it is found, creating an intimate and individual listening context linked to common places. The ambiguity of the object will allow the most curious to discover its exclusive content, combining private speeches and public music. Designed to promote a musical event such as a festival, it offers a tangible and different way of sharing and communication.

Anouk Zibaut – Lieux Ordinaires

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Anouk Zibaut – Lieux Ordinaires

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Pauline Saglio

Ordinary places are those corners of streets or that deserted bench that you can see from your window... They are spaces that we can reclaim and that narrate our everyday lives. They are neither places nor monuments but have their own stories. The surveillance cameras that increasingly scan our landscapes are opening up a new projection on these common places. From this medium I tell evolutionary stories (from the present) of indefinite duration. Juxtaposed, the camera images are edited live to form a unique narrative sequence. lieuxordinaires.live

Alfatih Al Zouabi – BASE

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Alfatih Al Zouabi – BASE

Diploma project by Alfatih Al Zouabi

The image of a garment nowadays has more reach and value in the digital space than the physical one. And as we are embracing multiple personas at an ever-increasing pace, we see ourselves consuming more garments that quickly go to waste. Base is a clothing service offering an alternative economic model and a way to reflect on the nature of garments in the physical and the digital space. What does the physical garment look like when stripped down to its primary functions? And in what contexts can the digital garment be worn?

Tamara Virág – Bloom

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Tamara Virág – Bloom

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Pauline Saglio

In our fast-paced and stressful society, getting overwhelmed is easy. Bloom is tailored as a biofeedback-based tool that allows the subject to become more conscious of oneself and helps alleviate stress symptoms. This VR experience is accompanied by a therapist who follows and guides the patient through a set of different chapters; visual, auditory and kinesthetic. The project will be taken further as a study at the CRR in the Hospital of Sion, in order to verify the pertinence and efficiency in the treatment of stress, anxiety et chronic pain management.

Adrien Kaeser – Weather Thingy

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Adrien Kaeser – Weather Thingy

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo

My project is using real time climate-related events to control and modify the  settings of musical instruments. Through this project I wanted to propose a new way of composing and playing music by letting nature accompany us in our melodies. This project joins in a serie of sound modules that I’ve made to find a new way to compose and collaborate with environmental events.

Dongwoo Kim – Moment Catcher

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Dongwoo Kim – Moment Catcher

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo

Drawings appeared in our culture through the desire of leaving a trace of our  reality, the same spirit that brought to life film and photography. In virtual space, experiences being as ephemeral as in real life, the desire to grasp and document them also exists. Is it possible to anchor a trace in a spatial context inside a virtual  dimension? Based on Augmented Reality, Moment Catcher proposes its user to keep a virtual, spatialized sound imprint in shapes that can be drawn by moving a smartphone in real space.

Giulio Barresi – Tools for Connected Humans

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Giulio Barresi – Tools for Connected Humans

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo

Nowadays, smartphones are seen as an extension of the human being. Both a  tool and a distraction, these devices make it difficult to focus due to a digital overload of social interactions. The ability to interact with others without a connected devices is fading away. As an interaction designer, I question our actual relationship with technology face its utterly promises to shape a better world. In the search for space for more disconnected interactions, I designed Tools for Connected Humans. A series of connected devices ready to help the user disconnect from connectivity.

André Andrade – 300 000 km/s

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André Andrade – 300 000 km/s

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo

The probable future expansion of the territory of Man towards Mars will bring us  to communicate through an interplanetary Internet. The distance between the two planets will not physically allow the immediacy of the Internet as we know it on Earth. My project highlights the limit of the communication speed through a simplified visualization of a permanent ping (round-trip time) between Earth and Mars. In a world where everything is accelerating, 300’000 km/s symbolically illustrates the limits of physics and evokes a patience that we are not used to anymore.

Callum Ross – You can't see the mountain from the peak

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Callum Ross – You can't see the mountain from the peak

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo

In the present day, the evolution of the quality of CGI forces us to question our  relationship to digital representations of our world and the impact they have on us. This project explores the current ambiguity of the digital image through an interactive short film based around mountain imagery, used for its symbolism of an everlasting geological phenomenon, but which paradoxically, are some of the fastest images to generate. Through the use of a smartphone, we navigate this  variable experience between real and virtual, gradually questioning the reality of the situation that is shown.

Luca Kasper – Dyne Modular System

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Luca Kasper – Dyne Modular System

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo

Dyne is a modular synthesiser with a tangible interface. Instead of being controlled  by fine settings and values, each instrument’s soft surface turns our hands’ gestures and the forces we apply into sound. While modular synthesisers usually have potentiometers and switches, the musical experience of Dyne revolves around the movements and limitations of our body. It gives us a new way to approach sound synthesis, oscillating between our haptic perception of the system and its own sensitivity.

Pierry Jaquillard – Prelude in ACGT, Chr. 1 to 22 and XY

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Pierry Jaquillard – Prelude in ACGT, Chr. 1 to 22 and XY

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo

2018: the recent technological advances pledge an eternal conservation of data.  DNA seems to be the new medium for memory. Nevertheless, interpretation and therefore the understanding of this data is crucial. Will we be able to decode it? By giving a new interpretation of this code through music, I seek to discover it. How is it composed? Has it already been composed? This research is materialized by four screens to interact and understand different interpretations of only one code. Between science and music, this project interfaces culture, codes and nature.

Corentin Vignet – Light Them All

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Corentin Vignet – Light Them All

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo

“Light them all” is a multiplayer game taking place in an interactive installation  composed of lamps, projection mapping and a mobile web application. When  users connect with their mobile phone, a light source that they can control in the installation appears in projection. This ball of light turns on each of the physical  lamps it touches for a limited time. When a lamp come on, it’s lampshade filters the light, thus recomposing the map.

Hélène Portier – 20°C

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Hélène Portier – 20°C

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Cyril Diagne, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo

Send a message: 140 milliseconds. Download a news: 1.4 seconds. Take a picture: 370 milliseconds. Information is accessible anywhere and anytime. Through our daily actions, we solicit the network without limits and without constraints. For most people, the internet is elusive and invisible. For GAFA, the network shall consist of data centers, submarine cables and coal mines. 20°C is a series of three objects that questions this physical reality and proposes a tangible interaction with our data.

Pietro Alberti – Beyond Fields

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Pietro Alberti – Beyond Fields

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Cyril Diagne, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo

Beyond Fields is a plateform independent puzzle game composed of three chapters each inspired by the fundamental interactions of nature. Throughout the game the player pass through different levels during which he has the opportunity to interact with various graphical elements that will allow him to rebalance the force fields and to solve the level. Thanks to a system of filters, it is possible to travel through different representations of the game - graphical, analytical or mathematical - thus allowing the player to have a global vision of the forces that are exerted between the graphical elements. Play online

Elise Migraine – Twins objects

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Elise Migraine – Twins objects

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Cyril Diagne, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo

Twins Objects are three pairs of connected devices ; Tits Me, Pianoze, and Dual Drums. Nowadays instant messaging is an unmissable actor of our long-distance relationship.  However, if we discuss on these platforms with either a very old friend or someone we barely know, result to the same sensory experience. Twins Objects is a quest for new tools of communication, to reassert the worth of human connexions, using the possibilities of the IoT.

Thomas Faucheux – Sockciety

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Thomas Faucheux – Sockciety

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Cyril Diagne, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo

Uncovering an online socks store, "Sockciety" offers a way of consuming in which personal data issued from social networks are converted into rights or inhibitions to purchase. It is also a reflection on the consequences of the “datatification” of the world, mingled with a system of perverse gamification where all quantified actions become  criteria for evaluation, necessary to the obtention of a uniform.

Salomé Chatriot – Distal Extension

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Salomé Chatriot – Distal Extension

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Cyril Diagne, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo

The global context of personal and intimate data diffusion and the associated challenges enabled me to open a discussion on the contemporary medical sector and on the cognitive evolutions linked to the development of new technologies. This Rube Goldberg machine shows a chain reaction similar to the breath's journey within the human body, thanks to the combination of electronic devices and a person's sensory input. The spectator corporally extends himself spatially thanks to the real time interaction of his main vital functions with a physical and digital environment.

Mélanie Courtinat – I never promised you a garden

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Mélanie Courtinat – I never promised you a garden

Diploma project with Christophe Guignard

I never promised you a garden offers an immersive journey inside a fantasized hanging garden using virtual reality. The public is invited to walk among chimeric plants and make them blossom with a simple touch. Having noticed that some spectators have a tendency to be uninvolved and passive before an interactive design artwork, this project questions their willful participation. What is to be done when a spectator makes the conscious choice to not interact with an interactive project? What is the design of refusal?

Erika Marthins – Déguster l'augmenté

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Erika Marthins – Déguster l'augmenté

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Cyril Diagne, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo

What if we could augment our food? Would it be possible to experience a new dimension of a meal? This project is a desire to explore the potential of integrating data and storytelling in food. A proposition of expanding three desserts in a poetic way. A wedding of sound and chocolate, poetry and lollipop and animation and dessert. In collaboration with Chef Fabien Pairon Ecole hôtelière de lausanne, RayForm (Rayform light shaping technology), Jun Shintake Laboratory of Intelligent Systems (EPFL). Special thanks to: Michel Ferla (EHL), Dario Floreano Director of Laboratory of Intelligent Systems (EPFL).

Stella Speziali – Tangibles Worlds

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Stella Speziali – Tangibles Worlds

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Cyril Diagne, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo

Tangible worlds is a project combining virtual reality and tactile sensations, allowing us to feel as close as possible to the virtual elements present in the installation. My research aims to make sure that the user doesn't limit himself by simply observing the virtual universe, but interacts with the material within and become attentive of the feedback through his sensations and feelings that come by touching these textures. The installation is composed of three different boxes. Each box contains an IR distance sensor, which detects when a hand is inserted and display the virtual world attributed to the box. This new virtual world surrounds the user. A sensor is placed on each wall within the boxes, this sensor recognizes the hand and activates an animation inside the virtual world. I tried to map the sensors in the virtual universe so that a little clue is given to the user and will lead him to trigger the animations.

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