DIZAJN is an exhibition concept for a store that shows students‘ work of the FH Mainz. The visitor can choose among different plates that are lying in front of him and plug the plates into a hole in the table. The RFIDs on the back of the plate lets the computer know which student work needs to get projected on the baldachin. By rotating the plate a new RFID starts sending its signal and a new project gets shown. Every plate has 5 different RFIDs = projects so the visitor can have a look on a huge number of projects because every plate is different. The projects are categorized by verbs/nouns/adjectives that don‘t let the visitor know what kind of project he will see next. He just know that the next work will e.g. have something to do with „wood“ or „white“ but he won‘t know if it is a film, a graphic or an interior design project.
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During the PASSAGEN 2011 in Cologne students of the new master program “Kommunikation im Raum” FH Mainz were showing the interactive light installation ‚Interactive Kölsch‘. In the basement of the hotel ‚Monte Christo‘ 1600 individually controllable LED lights transformed the room into a stunning spatial experience. The visitors were able to influence the installation via their Kölsch consumption. When buying a drink they were handed over a beer mat which had a pattern, a so called marker, printed on the back side. Two different beer mats were available – the first one labeled with ‚blue‘, the second one with ‚pink‘. With these beer mats the installation could be controlled and influenced in the corresponding colours via an ‚interactive-table‘ .A camera which was installed in the the base of the table recognized the marker through the overlying acrylic glass pane. This camera transmitted information like quantity and position of the particular markers to a connected computer.
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RES PUBLICA is a mobile memorial for the fallen German soldiers in Afghanistan. The memorial consists of numerous thorns which have their home at the “Platz der Republik” in Berlin. Every thorn symbolizes a fallen soldier. The more people die, the bigger gets the memorial. Procedure: After the death of a soldier a new thorn is put in front of the victims home to show the people living in the city that someone has died on duty. After a few weeks the thorn travels to Berlin to find here his new home. The family can decide if they want to put a personal note or a photo on the thorn. These information are hidden as long as the weather is good. Once it starts to rain the illustration and the word appear thanks to a special coating on the black concrete of which the thorns are made of. 3-5 of these thorns can “travel” threw Germany and stand on public places in different German towns to remember more people of the death of theses soldiers.
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The Design of the exhibition refers to the the first letters of the different disciplines that showed their work during the exhibition: Camera, Photography, Graphic-Design and Object/Interior-Design. Like the interdisciplinary concept of the school the different letters mingle and start to create something totally new – just like the students of the school. The concept was used for different kind of media (Homepage, orientation system, trailer, exhibition and publications).
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