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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.”