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|Montag, 15. Juni 2009, TU Hochhaus, Auditorium 1, 20.
|Der Vortrag findet statt im Rahmen des
Research Colloquium Usability.|
everyday objects are embedded with interactive sonic feedback, a
number of phenomenological, cultural and social questions emerge. What
kinds of intimacy may a sounding object in ones hands produce? How do
pedestrians relate to each other when the ground shakes and sings
under their feet? Can an everyday activity such as brushing teeth
become an engaging experience for children? In order to design
embodied sonic interactions, some basic scientific and design
questions need to be answered. This talk will present
interdisciplinary research that aims to support embodied sonic
Karmen Franinovic teaches
courses and conducts research at the Zurich University of the Arts in
Interaction Design program and at the Institute for Cultural Studies
in the Arts. Her reseach interests are focused on sonic and embodied
interaction, and on the ways these affect social dynamics. Founded by
the European Science Foundation and the European Commission 6th
Framework programme, Karmen is leading research projects in the area
of sonic interaction, in collaboration with researchers at several
international universities and instititutes. Currently, she working on
a book on Sonic Interaction Design for MIT Press, supported by the
COST SID Action, and co-edited together with Stefania Serafin.
In 2003, Karmen co-founded Zero-Th Association together with Yon Visell to explore social and situated aspects of interactivity in public space. Projects developed in this context have ranged from interactive everyday objects to architectural designs. Her works have exhibited at Ircam/Centre Pompidou (Paris), SF Camerawork (San Francisco), Fondazione Sandretto (Torino), Bienal Miami + Beach, Museum of Modern Art Ljubljana, Far Eastern Memorial Foundation (Taipei), DEAF (Rotterdam), The Junction (Cambridge), Oboro (Montreal) and others.
Karmen holds the Laurea degree Summa cum Laude from Istituto Universitario di Archittetura di Venezia and Master's degree from the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea. She is completing her PhD at the School of Computing, Communications and Electronics at the University of Plymouth. Karmen has worked as an architect on large scale public buildings and urban projects while employed at AltenArchitekten at Studio ArchA, and in collaboration with Arata Isozaki and Associates, and Arup. She contributed to the design of structures such as the olympic hockey palace for the 2004 winter games in Torino.