The future of interface design: Three sound interfaces, presented in a performance, will give an idea of how in 30 years interfaces will reconnect us to our bodies instead of taking us out of this world, loosing touch with reality.
Embodied cognition is the theory that many features of cognition, whether human or otherwise, are shaped by aspects of the entire body. It is easy to tell that most of
the interfaces nowadays ignore this idea and therefore humans, living in a digitalised society more and more become less concious about their bodies. A connection is lost. „Momentum“ shows how the right design can work against this loss and enhance the users body involvment. Each one of the three objects is a sound interface, with that users can control midinotes. Three moving scenarios shaped the models. and get the user to involve their whole body. The project is not trying to be some crazy utopia but a good example of a healthy direction interfaces can develope to. We should not be scared of technology and its great advantages but therefore we have to create the right things that will enhance not restrict us. Besides that it is a great project because people can use the objects. They can interact with the project and experience it in a group or alone. By triggering sound through a body movement this piece becomes an experience for the visitors which picks them up to open their minds and think further ahead what else might be possible.
To get a better idea of the project, please watch > https://vimeo.com/252859047
Jakob Kukula is a designer, artist and musician from berlin. After three years of studying Product Design at the Bauhaus in Weimar, following an excourse at the Pratt Institute in New York and interning for Studio Drift in Amsterdam, he is now living again in berlin working for Studio Olafur Eliasson. His interest is very much based on the undefined field between design, art and music. Combining the different disciplines and recomposing their elements to create new ways is one of his main activities. Beyond this world there is a great passion for experiments in all sort of forms and joining think tanks dealing with future and utopia.
The budget will be used to ship the installation to the fair and also bring it back to berlin. For a single performance there will be a dance artist joining. A small compensation is indispensable.
Anyone who wants to try the interfaces is free to try them out. An optimal situation would be to have three people play together and create a band.
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