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Mean arc theorem revisited

A remarkable result from integral geometry is Cauchy’s formula, which relates the mean path length of ballistic trajectories randomly crossing a convex 2D domain, to the ratio between the region…

Contemplative Technologies

An exploration on the relations between Tibetan Buddhist meditation practices and virtual reality technology (with neurofeedback) and potential applications as therapeutic intervention in palliative care. This study will develop a…

Move on, nothing to see (Shy-Bots) (2015-2021)

The Shybots were an informal experiment demonstrating how little is needed to ellicit a sense of agency on an innanimate object. Philosophers of the mind such a Daniel Dennett call the phenomena…

Cymatic Ground [2022]

An interactive installation exploring the relationship between shape, geometry, resonance and energy. https://videopress.com/v/PJhLr4US?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&autoPlay=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true Cymatic Ground (Alvaro Cassinelli & Tobias Klein*) is a hybrid between an architectural representation and a sonic…

A wearable for synthetic dreams

Designing “synthetic therapeutic dreams” informed by a wearable monitoring the emotional response toward everyday objects and places during the waking hours People have been fascinated by and also puzzled by…

The Torobots and The Generative Garden (2014-2021)

A traditional Japanese garden is a miniaturised natural landscape. Following clear aesthetic principles (symbolism and scene borrowing, concealment and balance in balanced asymmetry), a Japanese garden induces meditation through peaceful contemplation.…

Acoustic Textile Recognition

We demonstrate a method capable of turning textured surfaces (in particular textile patches) into opportunistic input interfaces with a machine learning model pre-trained on acoustic signals generated by scratching different…

Radiant Soma

An AI reinterprets the ephemeral nature of human dance using trails of laser light projected on the surface of phosphorescent rocks https://vimeo.com/674272884 A collaboration with artist Eugenia Kim exploring the…

PRESENCE

PRESENCE PRESENCE is a performance which responds to the constraints put upon live performance and international travel as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and uses live-motion capture of the…

The Thousand Faces Avatar: simulated one-on-one teaching experiences in MOOC

Online lectures on platforms like Zoom are widely used all around the world since the COVID-19 pandemic. Though a few studies showed that the teaching quality is relatively good, empirical…

Perfect Selfies

Overview Trained with profile pictures collected from dating apps for gay men, the artist and the artificial intelligence (AI) collaborate to generate a series of images. Based on generative adversarial…

HORIZON

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L328rF1m_qY HORIZON is an interactive audiovisual piece created for the 360 stereoscopic panorama Gallery in the school of creative media in CityU. The piece explores the relationship between space and…

AURA

AURA is an interactive installation designed for the 360° projection theatre immersive system. Besides the circular projection wall, this project utilizes two TV screen through which the users can interact…

Context-Based 3D Grids for Augmented Reality User Interfaces

The Context-Based 3D Haptic Grid extends the visual and haptic feedback of the real-world to help users do precise mid-air 3D manipulations. Our system creates 3D grids that surround each…

Cross-Modal Illusions in Augmented Reality

This project explores how the human brain and body respond to Augmented Reality experiences and how these findings can be used to develop novel medical therapies. This research project aims…

Large Light Field Modulator

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu4Bgv0S_Ds This project explores scalable methods for repurposing existing fields of light (e.g. from the sun or conventional electric lights). Using a combination of commodity components, we are creating mechanisms…

Augmented Reality Therapies for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD is an anxiety disorder caused by various traumatic stressors(e.g.; life-threatening accidents, natural disasters, sexual /physical/emotional abuse, and war) and is accompanied by multiple physical and mental comorbidities as well…

Interactive Immersive Projection

“Spiritual World” is an interactive immersive projection trying to build an inner world to show the self-reflection process of participants visually and show the relationship between participants. Experiencing the “Spiritual…

Laser Sensing Display

An interactive laser-based projection system capable of sensing touch at a distance without the use of external cameras. This research includes developing a “Laser Graphics Processing Unit” (LGPU) featuring a…

Viva Voce

This installation invites people to chat over a table. The words, freed from the speakers, begin a life of their own. Words that are on topic live longer and grow;…

What is it like to be a (virtual) bat?

What is it like to be a (virtual) bat? The research based art work ‘What is it like to be a virtual bat?’ is the second in a series of…

Bubalus Bubalis 16hz-44,000hz

The research based artwork Bubalus bubalis /16HZ-40,000HZ is the first of a series of works which adopts a ‘creaturely perspective’ that at once elevate more sensual, elemental and cosmopolitical understandings…

Classifying Cycling Hazards in Egocentric Data

Overview Since cyclists are highly sensitive to road surface conditions and hazards they require more detailed information when navigating their route. To facilitate a better understanding of what causes hazardous…

Time Reversal – Hole Burning

We present a counterintuitive method to create a time-reversed wave by applying a time-controlled dissipation pulse. Moreover, by successive application of this principle, we can destroy a monochromatic component of…

The Leodrone: aerodynamics of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Aerial Screw

Incredible as it may be, and despite the widespread recognition of Leonardo Da Vinci as the “father” of aerodynamics, nobody seems to have studied the aerodynamic efficiency of one of…

Spiral Displays

Serial Paintings (in collaboration with Daniel Saakes) aims at revealing hidden aspects of the physical and mathematical relationship between perceived image and its material support. In “Back and Forth –…

Stereoscopic Laser Graphics

Integration of 3D stereoscopic laser-projection and conventional stereoscopic video This research project involves developing stereoscopic projections with a galvo-mirror laser projection system. In this work, we demonstrate a stereoscopic laser-based…

Reverse Panopticon

Teaching subjects which involve practical demonstrations present major challenges when performed online.  Such subjects include physical computing, digital fabrication, electronics, chemistry, and traditional crafts.  An overhead camera system has gone…

Viva Voice

Spoken words begin a life of their own, desperate to join semantically close friends. https://www.youtube.com/embed/_BshWlD64yk?feature=oembed VivaVoce invites its public to discuss around a table. As soon as a word escapes…

Project ESKY & ARIEL

Project Esky is BEER Labs’ home-brewed technology, enabling high fidelity Extended Reality (XR) experiences to be developed on any experimental hardware! With it, we use Project North Star & Project…

Bystander

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are an underestimated public health threat. It impairs children’s brain development, immune system, and hormonal systems. These impairments predispose children to various chronic mental and physical…

The Analogue Notebook: a Forgotten Exercise?

We are at a loss when words or pictures refuse to reveal their immediate purpose. Yet despite its graphical profusion, Leonardo Da Vinci’s Codex is very lucid in this respect:…