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Chu-Yin Chen is professor of Arts and Technologies of Imagery (ATI) at University Paris 8 and head of the INRéV (Digital Image and Virtual Reality) research team at the laboratory. Founded on artificial life and complex system design, her work explores and fosters the concepts of co-design and intersubjectivity.
With Vitamorph, she sows virtual microfauna in marine flora. On dual touch screens, artificial protean lives are created and moved around by the users’ hands, either by a simple touch or drawing a line. Using their fingers, they can trace a circle around virtual creatures and divert their path to cultivate union and reproduction. Once selected, the creatures become immobilised; frightened, they make a hue and cry and attempt to escape… This installation is composed of two back-to-back screens, where the virtual creatures emerge and switch from one to the other. The public keeps track of them by moving back and forth between each screen, initiating a game of hide and seek.
SPONSORING MEDIA ARTS NETWORK (RAN)
ATI & INREV, Paris 8 (Saint Denis, France)