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Roland Graf: AAOSA/OSUM Seminar “Between Sky and Screen”

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Stamps Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor Roland Graf will present his work with Assocre­ation and the Day­light Media Lab at the AAOSA/OSUM Sem­i­nar of the Ann Arbor Sec­tion of the Opti­cal Soci­ety of Amer­ica, on Tues­day, Novem­ber 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm in Room 1123 of the Lurie Bio­med­ical Engi­neer­ing Build­ing (1101 Beal Ave., Ann Arbor, MI).

Using the ground as an inter­face or day­light as a medium, Roland Graf devel­ops exper­i­men­tal inter­faces that inspire new modes of think­ing about space, tech­nol­ogy, and human inter­ac­tion. Graf will present exam­ples of his cre­ative research that results in patents, exhi­bi­tions or award-win­ning urban inter­ven­tions such as the inter­ac­tive side­walk Bump (Prix Ars Elec­tron­ica Dis­tinc­tion 2001) that tan­gi­bly con­nects two dis­tant pub­lic spaces in real time or the solar-pow­ered street video game Solar Pink Pong (Excel­lence Award at the Japan Media Arts Fes­ti­val 2016). Graf cre­ates much of his work through the artist col­lec­tive Assocre­ation and in col­lab­o­ra­tion with sci­en­tists and engi­neers at the Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan, where he holds a posi­tion as an Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor at the Stamps School of Art & Design.”