As part of the Idea Lab Artist in Residence program, media artist/designer Thecla Schiphorst visited the College of Architecture on March 26th. She presented art research projects by her research group at the School of Interactive Arts and Technology in Simon Fraser University along with her various art projects that explore Somaesthetics, HCI, design and interactive art.
Schiphorst’s background in performance and computing forms the basis for her research which focuses on embodied interaction. She is particularly interested in the poetic forms that cultivate affect, materiality and experience-modeling within human computer interaction.
Her media art installations have been exhibited internationally in Europe, Canada, the United States and Asia in many venues including Ars Electronica, the Dutch Electronic Arts Festival (DEAF), Future Physical, Siggraph, the Wexner Centre for the Arts, the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris, and the London ICA.