Lancering Vondel Lekt app!

De lancering van de Vondel Lekt app vindt plaats 31 oktober 2014 bij het VondelCS paviljoen van 21.00 tot 23.00 uur en wordt afgesloten met een speciale Halloween editie van DuoDisco (www.duodisco.nl) van 23:00 - 00:00. 
Uitzending Opium op 4 is deze avond live bij te wonen van 23:00 - 00:30.
 
Toegang is gratis, maar neem je eigen koptelefoon mee!
Halloween is de dag dat de geesten van de overledenen terugkeren om te proberen een levend lichaam in bezit te nemen. Ook de beelden in het Vondelpark komen deze avond tot leven…
Vondel Lekt is een mobiele audio app voor de iPhone en Android die de beelden laat spreken. 
Dit is een project van Klasien van de Zandschulp en Merel Willemsen.
Geluid advies en bewerking: Mark Meeuwenoord
Techniek: HearUsHere (James Bryan Graves, Klasien van de Zandschulp en Arjan Scherpenisse)
Video: Daniela Paes Leao
Figuranten: Marjolein Fennis en Filianne Farigu
Stemacteurs: Ceciel van Groenestijn, Derk Jolink, Emmanuelle en Adam Ornon, Erik van ‘t Goede Leven, Ester Eij, Flora van Gaalen, Heleen van Lier, Irene den Hartoog, Irheen de Vries, John Cees Smit, Mark Meeuwenoord, Saskia Beer, Tabitha Kane, Tina de Bruin, Roeland P. Landegent,  Roel van den Ende, 
Zoë Uyens. 
Harp: Gwyneth Wentink
 
Dit project is mogelijk gemaakt door Opium op 4 (de Torenkamer), VondelCS en AT5.

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De beelden in het Vondelpark vertellen…

Vandaag in de uitzending van Opium op 4, AT5 en Cultura vertel ik over het audioproject in het Vondelpark.

Op deze website zal ik updates plaatsen over de lancering van dit project. Deze is vooralsnog gepland op 1 november, deze datum wordt binnenkort bevestigd!

Ondertussen zijn er wel andere audio projecten te downloaden en te beleven, een overzicht


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In de Torenkamer heb ik samen met Merel Willemsen gewerkt aan de beelden in het Vondelpark een ‘stem’ geven door ze verhalen te laten vertellen gebaseerd op hun eigen historie. Tijdens mijn verblijf in de torenkamer heb ik stemmen opgenomen met stemacteurs en deze vervolgens ga ik deze door middel van mobiele technologie ontsluiten voor de Vondelpark bezoekers. Niet alleen de beelden zelf, maar ook de toeristen, hardlopers, jongeren, etc. in het park hebben veel te vertellen, zonder dat ze zich er zelf van bewust zijn zal de telefoon die ze bij zich dragen veranderen in een nietsvermoedende verhalendrager die jouw pad kan kruisen.

Lees mijn blog over de vijf dagen in de Torenkamer bij Opium op 4.

Een preview van het fragment bij het beeld van Joost van den Vondel:

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Artist in residence at VondelCS

This week I’m the artist in residence at the VondelCS in the Vondelpark, hosted by Avrotros (Opium op 4) and AT5 (Dutch radio and tv).

Check my daily blog at Opium radio 4 here

I will use this week to record sounds with voice actors for a project I’m working on at Vondelpark. For this project I’ll give the statues in the park a voice. I asked Merel Willemsen (art historian and writer) to help me researching the history of the statues and the stories behind them, and to write stories for them. Mark Meeuwenoord is helping out with the recording the sounds and audio advice.

I will use the HearUsHere platform to create location specific sounds, but for this project I want to integrate the park atmosphere and liveliness. For this I’m working together with James Bryan Graves to create a new piece of experience on our platform. We will use the signals visitors in the park are sending. If another visitor in the park is running the same app of sending out a Bluetooth signal in another way, that person will become part of the story. So not only GPS locations, but also people are telling a story, when they won’t even notice it themselves. The day of the launch we will carry around some iBeacons with some actors in the park who will walk their dog, go for a run or just hang around in the park.

I am super happy with all the voice actors or musicians who are volunteering in this project!

Thanks Tina de Bruin, Roel van den Ende, Irheen de Vries, Mark Meeuwenoord, Saskia Beer, Gwyneth Wentink, Tabitha Kane, John Cees Smit, Emmanuelle en Adam Ornon, Zoë Uyens, Ceciel van Groenestijn,  Irene den Hartoog, Flora van Gaalen, Erik Van ‘t Goede Leven, Derk Jolink, Roeland P. Landegent, Heleen van Lier!

Media coverage:
Radio interview Opium radio 4 (0:48)
Radio interview Opium radio 4  (0:50)
TV interview AT5 (16:30)

Expected launch date: November 1st.
Soon to be confirmed!

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Extrapool Augmented Sounds

Together with Lieke Wouter, curator at Extrapool, I initiated the project Extrapool Augmented Sounds. Extrapool is a space and production house in Nijmegen in the field of sound, art and print.

We created the first app of Extrapool. With this app you hear location specific sounds in the centre of Nijmegen. When you download the app and put on your headphones, you can create your own composition, by changing your route.

Together with Ralf GerritseDotlightsand Strapatsen, who are part of ‘Nieuwe Electronische Waar' (N.E.W.), we designed location specific sounds. These sounds are there to create your very own soundtrack of the city. 

The app is designed and developed by Klasien van de ZandschulpJames Bryan GravesArjan Scherpenisseand Anja Groten.

More information about the creation process on the Extrapool blog

 

"Ok glass, check cow status"

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Dairy farmers can use Google Glass to receive updates about the status of their cows while they continue manual labour and work with both hands. Every cow that passes by during milking is recognised by Google Glass, either by QR codes on their collars, or via voice recognition when the farmer speaks the cow’s unique number: “Ok glass, check cow status, 256”.

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Information about a specific cow is then projected onto the glass, for example the amount of milk the cow produced that day, the fertility status or the amount of food the cow has eaten. The cows are wearing sensors, which provide the farmer with real-time updates about when a cow is suspiciously overactive, has a change of body temperature or a break in her eating pattern.

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Farmer Teunis van de Zandschulp testing Google Glass on his dairy farm

Vets and Google Glass
Vets too can benefit from using a Google Glass at their work. When a vet does a pregnancy scan they bring in a sensor inside the cow to see the echo. While bringing in the sensor they need to check the scan case that is usually attached to their shoulder.
Using Google Glass they can view the echo projected onto the glass via a Bluetooth connection to the scan case. Besides the echo, the vet can view useful information such as the date of insemination or the days of lactation.

Google Glass projects

I am one of the few lucky ones to be able to try this in the Google Glass Explorers program

I am working together with Lava Lab and Sander Veenhof on some Google Glass projects, concepts and experiments; we will post more details soon.

Virtual story of resistance

AugmentNL (a collaboration of Sander Veenhof, Luciano Pinna and me) worked on a project for the Liberation festival on the 5th of May on ‘De Dam’.

The project was based on a story of the resistance group ‘De Vonk’. In 1942, when the Jews were forced to wear the Jewish star badges, De Vonk printed pamphlets with this star and the text “Jew and non Jew, we are one in this battle”. They threw them of the roof of the Bijenkorf, just in front of the buildings of the SS and other German offices.

We created a virtual act of resistance by throwing virtual pamphlets from the building of the Bijenkorf using mobile Augmented Reality. My part of the project was to design the experience and interactions, design of the pamphlet and sound design.

imageOn the 5th of May the project was opened during the opening speech of the Liberation festival and was called an important new monument on Dam square.

The project became really interesting. It was another confirmation on how powerful a story can become when you tell this on the location where the story is about. But also a virtual layer on top of the real world makes an interesting connection between history, physical and virtual world. I discovered a new enthusiastic audience not used to mobile AR, mostly elderly people, who acted amazed by experiencing the virtual act of resistance themselves.

Client: Amsterdams 4 en 5 mei comité project Huizen van Verzet
More information: Virtueel verhaal van verzet 

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Hackers & Founders talk

Zo niet, dan toch' was asked to do a presentation at the monthly Hackers & Founders Meetup. The main question was to tell a bit about the Google Glass, our experience at The Next Web Conference with the real and fake glasses and our view on it.

Sander and I created a presentation of our experience with the fake and real Glass, how we can experience AR through an AR glass in the future and how we are all becoming cyborgs. 
I’ll soon add a link to SlideShare!

Zo niet, dan toch!

Zo niet, dan toch is a project of Sander Veenhof and me. It contains a mobile hackathon (June 29th) and a virtual festival (September 7th).

Zo niet, dan toch festival is an one day festival in Amsterdam Noord. The festival will show new ways of experiencing existing art forms in the virtual space. The festival will take place in virtual space, a space without limitations and with new oppurtunities. 

Zo niet, dan toch shows you this virtual space by presenting it as a new (art)platform in Amsterdam. The festival stimulates the exchange of knowledge between designers, artists and developers by getting them together to work on new projects in a hackathon. The virtual content of the festival will be accessible only by your phone. 

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Are you an:

artist?
developer?
musician?
philosopher?
architect?
historian?
designer?
Apply now for the hackathon! Your project can become part of the festival.  www.zonietdanto.ch