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Palais Augmenté 2022

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Palais Augmenté 2022

Collaboration with Kylan Luginbühl, Pierry Jaquillard, Léonard Guyot, Paul Noël

At the initiative of the Réunion des Musées Nationaux  –  Grand Palais and Fisheye , the second edition of the Palais Augmenté festival will be held from June 17 to 19, 2022 at the Grand Palais Ephémère in Paris. On this occasion, the Bachelor Media & Interaction Design of ECAL will be represented in several ways.

Avatars

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Avatars

Workshop with Samy La Crapule, Kylan Luginbühl

It is around the theme "Avatars" that we spent this week of workshop with Samy La Crapule. The idea was to learn around the software Daz Studio in order to create a virtual CGI avatar. The results presented here are the result of a week's work for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students. You can find more details about each project on our Instagram @ecal_mid.

Raster Walker

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Raster Walker

Workshop with 2CVmid, Gaël Hugo

Content produced during a one week workshop led by Gaël Hugo, around experimenting with image rasterisation and particle systems. Projects by ECAL/Alicia Gantès, Mélanie Martin, Julie Turin.

Genèse

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Genèse

Studio project with Patrick Keller

Semester project produced by Odran Jobin during 3D graphic course given by Patrick Keller to first year Media & Interaction Design students.

IMMERSION

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IMMERSION

Studio project with Patrick Keller

Semester project produced by Théo Déchanez during 3D graphic course given by Patrick Keller to first year Media & Interaction Design students.

Chimère

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Chimère

Studio project with Patrick Keller

Semester project produced by Emma Grosu during 3D graphic course given by Patrick Keller to first year Media & Interaction Design students.

From Within

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From Within

Studio project with Patrick Keller

Semester project produced by Viktor Gagné during 3D graphic course given by Patrick Keller to first year Media & Interaction Design students.

BLAME

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BLAME

Studio project with Patrick Keller

Semester project produced by Alexandre Gambarini during 3D graphic course given by Patrick Keller to first year Media & Interaction Design students.

Plugged in

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Plugged in

Studio project with Patrick Keller

Semester project produced by Mélanie Martin during 3D graphic course given by Patrick Keller to first year Media & Interaction Design students.

Somnium

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Somnium

Studio project with Patrick Keller

Semester project produced by Gary Sandoz during 3D graphic course given by Patrick Keller to first year Media & Interaction Design students.

MATHEMATICAL MUSIC

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MATHEMATICAL MUSIC

Studio project with Gaël Hugo

Soundtoys coded by Emma Grosu, Isaïa Delaplace, Gary Sandoz, Viktor Gagné, 1st year Bachelor students in Media & Interaction Design as part of a semester project led by Gaël Hugo.

Transitions

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Transitions

Workshop with Mario Von Rickenbach

Webtoys coded by 1st year Bachelor students in Media & Interaction Design as part of a week-long workshop given by Mario von Rickenbach.

Ultra Low Resolution

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Ultra Low Resolution

Studio project with Andreas Gysin

Ultra Low Resolution – A workshop led by Andreas Gysin Bachelor Media & Interaction Design Assistants: Pierry Jaquillard ECAL Projects by Théo Déchanez, Isaïa Delaplace, Viktor Gagné, Alexandre Gambarini, Alicia Gantès, Ayten Gönel, Emma Grosu,  Nikita Ivanov, Odran Jobin, Mélanie Martin, Marius Parisod, Charlotte Pralong, Gary Sandoz, Julie Turin and Evan Vaytet. Video and music by Pierry Jaquillard

Fantastic Smartphones

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Fantastic Smartphones

Transversal project by 1CVmid, 2CVmid, 3CVmid

Fantastic Smartphones – a series of interactive installations developed by students in Bachelor Media & Interaction Design at ECAL, investigating in a critical and offbeat way our relationship with smartphones and the way they influence our daily behavior.

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.

Grand Palais Éphémère - Palais Augmenté

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Grand Palais Éphémère - Palais Augmenté

Other with Robin Bervini, Milo Keller, Kylan Luginbühl, Pauline Saglio

Co-produced by Fisheye and the Réunion des Musées Nationaux - Grand Palais, the Palais Augmenté festival takes place inside the Grand Palais Éphémère. Exceptionally, in partnership with ECAL, augmented reality projects will be accessible from this point, on the façade of the Grand Palais Éphémère on 19 and 20 June 2021. At the invitation of the Palais Augmenté Festival, a selection of students from the Bachelor Media & Interaction Design and the Master Photography at ECAL have offered a series of augmented reality projects for the new Grand Palais Éphémère in Paris. By enhancing the perception of the place in real time thanks to the superimposition of visual concepts with eclectic references, the Grand Palais Éphémère is staged in a variety of imaginary futuristic, surrealist and above all playful worlds: futuristic. It becomes a photographic subject with multiple expressions and invites the public to engage via Instagram in an experience that questions the relationship between real and virtual images. 19 and 20 June 2021 Grand Palais Éphémère  Avenue Pierre Loti, 75007 Paris, France www.grandpalais.fr/fr/le-grand-palais-ephemere https://palaisaugmente.fr/ www.fabbula.com

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.

In the Blink of an Eye

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In the Blink of an Eye

Transversal project with Sami Benhadj

Music video made by Jamy Herrmann & Mélanie Fontaine during the second year video course in Visual Communication Bachelor.

Paris - Else

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Paris - Else

Transversal project with Sami Benhadj

Music video made by Elodie Anglade & Soraya Camina during the second year video course in Visual Communication Bachelor.

Circle Studies

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Circle Studies

Workshop by Elodie Anglade, Mélanie Fontaine, Jamy Herrmann, Achille Masson, Sébastien Matos, Iris Moine, Bogdan Nastase, Lily Rose Hold, Nathanaël Vianin

Circle Studies - A week-long remote workshop taught by Zach Lieberman around daily sketching. The students all started with the same circle and found different ways to push and manipulate it. Workshop taught by Zach Lieberman, assisted by Sébastien Matos.

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - Mindmaze x ECAL

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Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - Mindmaze x ECAL

Workshop with Mindmaze, Sébastien Matos, Laura Perrenoud, Kylan Luginbühl, Tibor Udvari

”Harder, better, faster, stronger” was a one week workshop in collaboration with Mindmaze exploring playful interactions with medical sensors and devices. Led by Sylvain Cardin, Laura Nieder and Tibor Udvari Assisted by Sébastien Matos and Kylan Luginbühl Projects by Achille Masson, Antoine Salazar Contreras, Bogdan Nastase, Elodie Anglade, Iris Moine, Jamy Herrmann, Jorge Reis, Lily Rose Hold, Loris Briguet, Martial Grin, Mélanie Fontaine, Nathanaël Vianin, Nora Fatehi, Samuel Dumez and Soraya Camina Video and edit: Léonard Guyot Music: Hummingbirds and Spider Silk - Otis Galloway

HERE AND THERE

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HERE AND THERE

Transversal project with Marcelo Coelho, Gaël Hugo, Pauline Saglio

HERE AND THERE - A new educational model for a post-pandemic world A collaboration between ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne and MIT Department of Architecture www.hereandthere.io The global pandemic has forever changed how we work, learn and play, making virtual communication the primary form of human interaction. Here and There is a new digital pedagogy that enables students to create networked physical interfaces with limited material resources and tools, while being away and stripped from a traditional in-person studio and workshop setting. Initiated during a week-long workshop in Cambridge (USA) in March 2020, it brought together students in Bachelor Media & Interaction Design from ECAL and students from MIT’s Undergraduate Design Minor and Bachelor of Science in Art and Design programs. During the 2020 spring quarantine, a series of open source software and hardware tools were developed to allow students to build electronic objects from simple and readily available materials. These objects were then dynamically routed and connected to each other to physically augment video chatting and to allow students to extend their virtual reach into each other's tangible spaces. For the first phase of this project, students had to imagine, design and implement two interfaces, whose design and behavior allowed and suggested a new form of communication between two people, in two separate places. Notions of remote presence, simultaneous actions, shared experience and telepresence were explored, fundamentally expanding the ways through which we interact and communicate. Open to other academic institutions and the public at large, we plan to continue improving the software routing interface, the techniques for documentation and sharing prototypes, as well as the remote interfaces that we hope will help foster a more human and connected post-pandemic world. Tutors: Pauline Saglio, Head BA Media and Interaction Design, ECAL Gael Hugo, Interaction Designer, Associate Professor, ECAL Marcelo Coelho, Lecturer, MIT Department of Architecture & Head of Design, Formlabs Teaching assistants: Pierry Jaquillard, Ous Abou Ras, Benjamin Hoyle, Thaddeus Lee, David Allen White ECAL students: Ivan Chestopaloff, Basil Dénéréaz, Nora Fatehi, Paul Fritz, Sébastien Galera Larios, Rayane Jemaa, Dorian Jovanovic, Lisa Kishtoo, Valentine Leimgruber, Valério Meschi, Ignacio Pérez, Michael Pica, David Reitenbach, Malik Sobgoui MIT students: Violetta Jusiega, Nikodimos Sendek, Leslie Yan, Katie Bacher, Justin Christensen, Ailing Zhang, Hassaam Ali, Teis Jorgensen, Chenlu Wang Hub prototyping and development: Alain Bellet, Gaël Hugo Web design and development: Pietro Alberti, Clio Hadjigeorgiou, Pierry Jaquillard, Sébastien Matos Images: Gianni Camporota Coordination: Skylar Tibbits, Associate Professor in Design Research and Design Program Director, MIT Department of Architecture Cécile Vulliemin, Strategic Partnerships - R&D, ECAL Hosted at the MIT International Design Center; supported by the General Board of Higher Education State of Vaud and its Summer University program.

Make Mochis At Home

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Make Mochis At Home

Transversal project with Harry Bloch

A website developed during a semestre using a recipe as content chosen by the students during the course Screen Design lead by Harry Bloch, second year Bachelor Visual Communication. Here, Mochis : Mochi (Japanese: 餅, もち) is Japanese rice cake made of mochigome, a short-grain japonica glutinous rice, and sometimes other ingredients such as water, sugar, and cornstarch according to Wikipedia. INGREDIENTS 1 cup sweetened red bean paste 1 cup sweet rice flour (mochiko) 1 teaspoon green tea powder (matcha) 1 cup water ¼ cup white sugar ½ cup cornstarch, for rolling out the dough Visit the website for instructions!

¡Paella!

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¡Paella!

Transversal project with Harry Bloch

A website developed during a semestre using a recipe as content chosen by the students during the course screen design lead by Harry Bloch, second year Bachelor Visual Communication. Here, Paella : Paella is a Spanish rice dish originally from Valencia according to Wikipedia. INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 pound whole chicken, cut into 6 pieces 1 head garlic, cloves separated and peeled 1 tomato, finely chopped 15 ounce can butter beans 10 ounce package frozen green peas salt to taste 10 teaspoon mild paprika, or to taste 1 pinch saffron threads 1 pinch dried thyme to taste 1 pinch dried rosemary to taste 1 cups uncooked white rice, or as needed Visit the website for instructions and more recipe!

Tacos

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Tacos

Transversal project with Harry Bloch

A website developped during a semestre using a recipe as content chosen by the students during the course Screen Design lead by Harry Bloch, second year Bachelor Visual Communication. Here, Tacos: A taco (Spanish: [ˈtako]) is a traditional Mexican dish consisting of a small hand-sized corn or wheat tortilla topped with a filling according to Wikipedia. INGREDIENTS 1 medium frybread, 250g of minced meat 150g of cheddar 1 tomato some salsa sauce Visit the website for instructions!

L'œuf Mimosa

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L'œuf Mimosa

Transversal project with Harry Bloch

A website developed during a semestre using a recipe as content chosen by the students during the course screen design lead by Harry Bloch, second year Bachelor Media & Interaction Design. Here, Deviled eggs: Deviled eggs (American English) or devilled eggs (British English), also known as stuffed eggs, Russian eggs, or dressed eggs, are hard-boiled eggs that have been shelled, cut in half, and filled with a paste made from the egg yolks mixed with other ingredients such as mayonnaise and mustard. according to Wikipedia. INGREDIENTS 2l water 50g eggs 20g of mayonnaise 5g of salt 5g of pepper 3g chives 30g seeds Visit the website for instructions!

Excentrique 2021

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Excentrique 2021

Studio project with Alain Bellet

Content produced during a course given by Alain Bellet to the 2nd year students in Bachelor Media & Interaction Design.

Collection

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Collection

Studio project with Gaël Hugo

Interactive illustrations created around the theme of the collection. Selection of projects created during Creative Coding course with Gaël Hugo

Extra 2020

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Extra 2020

Workshop with Cyril Diagne

A one week workshop with Cyril Diagne where students were asked to question the browser and its use, to change the experience of the web thanks to chrome extensions. Trace ECAL/Jamy Herrmann “TRACE” is a Chrome extension that lets you visualize your path through images on the web. An alternative to the classical browsing history and a simple project mixing graphic design and data visualization. History Bubble ECAL/Elodie Anglade “History Bubble”, a Chrome extension helping you visualize your browsing history on a day-to-day basis. Chrome Pollution ECAL/Jorge Reis “Chrome Pollution” allows you to see the invisible working with real time air quality data. iEye ECAL/Achille Masson “iEye” is the best add-on for your browser in this decade. Switch tabs, scroll down, interact with your browser… just with your face. This Chrome extension uses ml5.js for facetracking. Rekt Animation ECAL/Martial Grin “Website Animations suck” With the Chrome extension “Rekt Animation”, remove any pointless and invasive animation on any website.

TEXTMODE

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TEXTMODE

Workshop with Andreas Gysin

Modes of display and use of text as creative material: raster, ASCII art, emoticons and poetry. Projects created in the first year Bachelor Media & Interaction workshop TEXTMODE given by Andreas Gysin. Workshop assisted by Paul Lëon.

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.

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