Working with AI
In this project Josua Roters (industrial design), Tim Rumpf (multimedia and virtual reality design) and Ludwig Pfeiffer (communication design) dealt with the topic of artificial intelligence. They developed three interactive installations accompanied by an extensive publication.
A modern fable about a device for donkey recognition. Current tendencies of technological development are humorously taken to the extreme: Public detection terminals can be found wherever there is an enhanced chance of confrontation with a donkey. When a donkey approaches, the display rotates by 180° and decodes the cryptic numerical codes of the black box: 7353 becomes ESEL (donkey).
Truth or Dare
The bottle turns and three self-sufficient smartphones play Truth or Dare. If the bottleneck is pointed to one of the smartphones, the others will challenge it. As smartphones are our closest companions they become virtual mirror images of our identity, they reveal intimate data.
Monika, the visual microphone is based on Machine Learning. It doesn‘t pick up sound, but takes photos. First we start the training phase: A pedal triggers the integrated webcam. Thirty slightly varying images of the same gesture are enough for the system to identify them later and assign them to a range of given audio tracks. If you show your teeth, an I-sound can be heard. A wide open mouth produces an A-sound. Now the performance can begin. A background beat runs over the loudspeakers. As soon as the microphone recognizes the gestures, the vocals are played. Mo Ni Ka.
Supervised by Prof. Christian Zöllner, Prof. Matthias Görlich and Prof. Jonas Hansen