Antoine
Barras

Projects

Antoine Barras – Miksyn

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Antoine Barras – Miksyn

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Laura Nieder, 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?

Interferences – Forty-Four Excuses for Participation and a Zero

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Interferences – Forty-Four Excuses for Participation and a Zero

Workshop with Mario de Vega

This project is both a book and a portable server programmed to open a WiFi network. Your smartphone becomes a sound device by producing an assigned frequency and creating small ephemeral communities. Programming ECAL/Callum Ross

Moonshine

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Moonshine

Transversal project with Sami Benhadj

VR project made during a video course with Sami Benhadj.

The Center for Counter-Productive Robotics

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The Center for Counter-Productive Robotics

Workshop with Thibault Brevet, Marc Dubois

In this day and age, robots are presented as the embodiment of precision, speed and efficiency. And they are: working relentlessly, day and night on factory floors around the world, churning out goods faster than ever. As a consequence their practical use is mostly limited to capitalistic logics expecting return on investment, or academic logics expecting research publications. The Center for Counter-Productive Robotics is an island where these concerns are thrown out of the window, and robots are deliberately approached with failure, laziness and clumsiness in mind. In this way the center develops a more human-centric approach to robotics.