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Promoting Contemplative Culture through Media Arts

University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO 80204, USA
Multimodal Technologies Interact. 2019, 3(2), 35; https://doi.org/10.3390/mti3020035
Received: 9 April 2019 / Revised: 30 April 2019 / Accepted: 14 May 2019 / Published: 21 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Musical Interactions)
This paper presents the practice of designing mediation technologies as artistic tools to expand the creative repertoire to promote contemplative cultural practice. Three art–science collaborations—Mandala, Imagining the Universe, and Resonance of the Heart—are elaborated on as proof-of-concept case studies. Scientifically, the empirical research examines the mappings from (bodily) action to (sound/visual) perception in technology-mediated performing art. Theoretically, the author synthesizes media arts practices on a level of defining general design principles and post-human artistic identities. Technically, the author implements machine learning techniques, digital audio/visual signal processing, and sensing technology to explore post-human artistic identities and give voice to underrepresented groups. Realized by a group of multinational media artists, computer engineers, audio engineers, and cognitive neuroscientists, this work preserves, promotes, and further explores contemplative culture with emerging technologies. View Full-Text
Keywords: art–science collaboration; multimedia live performance; mediation technology; sonic art; embodied sonic meditation; body movement; sensing technology; machine learning; HCI; augmented-reality; posthuman; artist identity; underrepresented culture; cultural arts art–science collaboration; multimedia live performance; mediation technology; sonic art; embodied sonic meditation; body movement; sensing technology; machine learning; HCI; augmented-reality; posthuman; artist identity; underrepresented culture; cultural arts
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