IDIA RSS Feed BSU- Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts en-us Virtual Artworks IDIA Lab was invited to exhibit their virtual and hybrid artworks at the Third Art and Science International Exhibition at the China Science and Technology Museum in Beijing, China. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 18:19:37 +0000 Displaced Resonance v2 Displaced Resonance v2 is an interactive installation consisting of sixteen physical forms that are networked in a grid of light and sound to a virtual counterpart. Interactions within the sculptural fields are based on a participant’s presence and proximity to each other and the sculptures - adding and subtracting to the interactive color and sound responses from both sides of this hybrid project. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 17:18:14 +0000 Ball State University's IDIA Lab is granted rights to Blue Mars virtual world technology from Avatar Reality Ball State University's IDIA Lab is granted rights to Blue Mars virtual world technology from Avatar Reality Ball State granted rights to develop $10 million Blue Mars virtual world technology (3/5/2012) Sat, 10 Mar 2012 15:21:47 +0000 dis|PLACE dis|PLACE, an interactive art installation by John Fillwalk will premiere at the Indian Institute of Technology 2012 Technology Festival in Mumbai, India. The work will be installed at the festival during January 6-8th. Thu, 22 Dec 2011 20:41:09 +0000 NSF FUNDED VIRTUAL SIMULATION OF HADRIAN’S VILLA IDIA Lab is designing and producing a virtual simulation of the villa of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, which is located outside of Rome in Tivoli, Italy. This project is under contract with the Virtual World Heritage Laboratory (VWHL) at the University of Virginia (UVA), directed by Dr. Bernard Frischer and funded by the National Science Foundation. This large-scale recreation will reconstruct the entire villa complex in consultation with the world’s foremost villa scholars and educators. The project is being authored in the game engine of Unity 3D as a live 3D multi-user online learning environment and will allow students and visitors to immerse themselves in all aspects of the simulated villa. Wed, 02 Nov 2011 20:16:08 +0000 VBAM: VIRTUAL BROAD ART MUSEUM COMMISSION IDIA has been commissioned to design and build a virtual presence and artworks for the upcoming Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University - designed by Zaha Hadid and with Michael Rush, Director. The mixed world reception will take place on Thursday, March 15th 2012 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm EST simultaneously on the campus of Michigan State University and in the VBAM virtual worlds. Press Release to be issued on March 15th, 2012. Wed, 02 Nov 2011 20:12:48 +0000 NURSING INTERVIEW SIMULATOR IDIA, in partnership with the BSU School of Nursing, developed and launched a new Nursing Interview Simulator in the virtual world of Blue Mars. Blue Mars is a next generation and high fidelity virtual world that uses the CryEngine game engine. Student nurses practice interviews via role-playing - using avatars with predefined health histories. Wed, 02 Nov 2011 19:33:00 +0000 BSU’S IDIA LAB INVITED TO INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai, India has invited Ball State University&rsquo;s Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts and HDT to showcase our innovation in hybrid design and technology projects. In its 14th year, this international festival is the largest of its kind in Asia with over 70,000 attendees. Invitees have included CERN, Oxford, Nissan, Airbus and Google in this important emerging technology showcase.</span></p> Wed, 02 Nov 2011 19:24:28 +0000 HYBRID DESIGN TECHNOLOGIES AT BSU <p class="p1">Hybrid Design Technologies (HDT) is a new initiative through the Office of Information Technology at Ball State University, supporting the design and production of virtual, immersive and interactive environments - advancing the University&rsquo;s expertise in virtual cultural heritage, museums, arts, teaching and hybrid learning. John Fillwalk serves as the Senior Director of HDT, as well as directing the IDIA Lab.&nbsp; <a href=""><span class="s1"></span></a></p> Wed, 02 Nov 2011 19:19:18 +0000 BALL STATE UNIVERSITY AND TU DORTMUND EXCHANGE PROGRAM IN INTERMEDIA ART Ball State University and the Technische Universität Dortmund have partnered in creating an international exchange program for students studying the design and technology of Intermedia artforms. Wed, 02 Nov 2011 19:17:08 +0000 INTERNATIONAL TOURING EXHIBITION <p class="p1">John Fillwalk&rsquo;s digital art work was accepted into The 24th Festival Les Instants Vid&eacute;o 2011. The exhibition will be on tour in France, Italy, Mexico City, Cuba, and India from November 2011 to December 2011.</p> Wed, 02 Nov 2011 19:07:00 +0000 VIENNA ARCHEOLOGY CONFERENCE <p class="p1">John Fillwalk will present HDT and IDIA work in hybrid design simulations at the 16th International Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies 2011. November 14th &ndash; 16th 2011, Vienna, Austria.</p> Wed, 02 Nov 2011 19:05:45 +0000 trans|form trans|form An interactive intermedia installation Michael Pounds John Fillwalk Jesse Allison “Trans|form” is an interactive sound sculpture consisting of five metal plates with attached mechanical transducers that vibrate the metal according to audio signals sent from the computer. Thu, 24 Feb 2011 20:45:11 +0000 Virtual World/Social Media Mashup: Flickr Gettr v4 Virtual World/Social Media Mashup: Flickr Gettr v4 IDIA's Flickr Gettr connects the social image repository of Flickr to Virtual Worlds and mobile devices. through an interactive 3D and sonic experience - immersing the viewer in a dimensional cloud of user searched imagery. Mon, 21 Feb 2011 20:52:56 +0000 Virtual Middletown Living Museum in Blue Mars The Virtual Middletown Project brings to life the 1929 and 1937 Lynd Study of Middletown America through the virtual world of Blue Mars. This prototype recreates elements of industrial life from that period, specifically the Ball Glass Factory. The project incorporates various modes of learning and interaction - while maintaining the immersive experience. Sat, 19 Feb 2011 16:31:32 +0000 3D Point Cloud Laser Scanning IDIA and the SimLab use our Faro Photon Laser Scanner to digitize large-scale physical environments. From a seashell to auditorium, laser-scanning can capture the objects and spaces we inhabit and convert them into a digital model. The IDIA scans a range of small or large scale 3D objects using facilities and equipment shared with the SimLab in the College of Architecture and Planning and supported by the Office of Information Technology. Fri, 24 Sep 2010 00:51:09 +0000 Altairnano Animated 3D visualization of a nano-fabrication process for Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc. Fri, 24 Sep 2010 00:50:48 +0000 Microsoft Surface Museum Collection Portal IDIA students and staff have designed a custom MS Surface application for browsing and searching an art museum's collection - connecting the art objects on display with the vast archived content of a museum's collection that is typically not seen. Fri, 24 Sep 2010 00:50:12 +0000 IDIA Lab Simulations in Blue Mars IDIA Lab in Blue Mars, is an evolving showcase of historic simulation projects from the Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts at Ball State University. Explore the 1915 World’s Fair, Asian temples, and an interactive art museum. Our new simulations including the Virtual Middletown Living Museum will be published by mid July 2011. Visit the lab at Tue, 07 Sep 2010 17:34:11 +0000 Final Wisdom I: Interactive Haptic Poetry Installation FINAL WISDOM I was invited to SIGGRAPH 2010, Los Angeles July 25-29 Fri, 16 Jul 2010 18:50:24 +0000 IDIA at Philips HighTech Campus during Dutch Design Week <p>TRAVERSAL FOR EINDHOVEN<br />during Dutch Design Week <br /><br />Collaboration with IDIA Lab and MAD Emergent Art Center</p> <p>IDIA Lab<br />John Fillwalk and&nbsp;Jesse Allison&nbsp;</p> <p>MAD Emergent Art Center Rien Daamen and R&eacute;n&eacute; Par&eacute;&nbsp;</p> <p>October 17-25, 2009 15-21 SLT&nbsp;live&nbsp;daily through the 25th</p> <p>Virtual location<br /></p> <p>Physical location: Philips HighTech Campus and NatLab in Eindhoven, Nederlands <br /> <br /><br />'Traversal for Eindhoven' is a live performance / hybrid reality installation that bridges the physical and virtual worlds. It connects Philips NatLab in Eindhoven to a virtual environment as part of the 2009 Dutch Design Week. Avatars will be able to perform a physical synthesizer in the Philips NatLab via an interactive online virtual instrument built by IDIA - located near a 3D model of the Eindoven High Tech Campus. The sound of the live synthesizer will be streamed back into Second Life, so the virtual and physical participants can hear their interactions with the instrument. <br /> <br />DUTCH DESIGN WEEK From October 17 through October 25 2009, Eindhoven presents the 8th edition of Dutch Design Week, the largest design event in the Netherlands. Around 1500 designers from home and abroad will show their work in more than 60 locations all over the city of Eindhoven from design disciplines such as industrial design, concept design, graphic design, textile &amp; fashion, spatial design, fooddesign and design management &amp; trends. Visitors will be given insight into the entire development process from concept to product in various disciplines ranging from industrial design to applied arts. The participants include established bureaus, high-profile designers, talented newcomers, and recently graduated designers, one of the reasons why this Dutch Design Week is the perfect meeting place for designers, companies, and public. <br /> <br />MAD EMERGENT ART CENTER The Foundation MAD is a platform and workshop for Emergent Art: art that exists in the exiting world between cultural and cutting edge technological developments.MAD emergent art center is laboratory, platform and provider on the intersection of art, science and technology. MAD addresses artists, designers, scientists, public groups, institutions, governments and businesses. This on regional as well as national and international level.</p> Fri, 11 Jun 2010 04:19:12 +0000 IDIA Presents:The History of Interactivity in the Fine Arts <p>George Fifield is a new media arts curator, writer, teacher, artist and the founder of the Boston Cyberarts Festival<a href="redir.aspx?C=e7c4a730a74d4119b9b2bf429b3595a8&amp;" target="_blank"></a>. The Boston Cyberarts Festival is the first and largest festival of artists working in new technologies in all media in North America, encompassing visual arts, dance, music, electronic literature, web art, and public art. In addition, Fifield has written on a variety of media, technology and art topics for Artbyte, Bomb, Communication Arts, Digital Fine Arts and The Independent Film and Video Monthly among others. More recently he curated Act React: Interactive Installation Art at the Milwaukee Art Museum.</p> <p>This lecture will examine the path artists took in the 20th century, which blurs the distinction between the reader/viewer and the author. The interactive artist has voluntarily relinquished a degree of control over the viewer's experience in a way that the linear artist has not. In digital literature, web art, interactive installations, even in the popular art form of computer gaming, the audience had the ability to control their experience within the work. Visitors to a work of interactive art choose the path they take through it, giving them a hand in determining their own experience. New environments grow from simple and branching hyperlinked structures to become complex dynamic systems, virtual worlds in which people engage with their surroundings and with one another.</p> Fri, 11 Jun 2010 04:18:14 +0000 RFID-Linked 3D Media Interface Tangible media interface project using RFID enabled physical cubes to make calls to play media from a virtual cloud of assets Fri, 11 Jun 2010 04:16:07 +0000 MMFX/IMA Interactive Project IDIA is creating a media rich interactive digital kiosk for the Digital Fabrication Institute Fri, 11 Jun 2010 04:15:15 +0000 [un]wired [un]wired is an installation that visually and sonically interprets wireless network traffic, and can be shaped by any personal electronic device including wifi, bluetooth, car key fobs and cell phones. Fri, 11 Jun 2010 04:14:24 +0000 Intermedia Artist Timeline This reactive kiosk tracks hand motions to navigate through a timeline and history of intermedia artists. Fri, 11 Jun 2010 04:12:53 +0000 IDIA Featured in IUPUI Intermedia Festival Jesse Allison and John Fillwalk exhibited their interactive virtual worlds installation, Flickr Gettr at the IUPUI Intermedia Festival held on&nbsp;April 23-25 in Indianapolis. The festival had over 100 international performers from across the arts. For more information, Please visit, <a href=""></a> Mon, 17 May 2010 13:48:08 +0000 IDIA performs at the International Annual Science and Technology Festival in India <p>John Fillwalk and Jesse Allison travelled to Mumbai, India for the International Annual Science and Technology Festival, January 22-24, to exhibit the Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts' (IDIA) "Flickr Getter" installation. The festival, the largest of its kind in Asia, hosted more than 65,000 attendees. In addition to exhibitions such as "Flickr Getter", the festival featured keynotes such as Lars Rasmussen, Co-Founder of Google Wave and Google Maps; Vic Hayes, father of Wi-Fi; Ajay Bhatt, Co-Inventor of USB; Jonathan Gardner, Senior NASA Scientist; and R. Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Adviser of the Government of India.</p> <p>IDIA's Flickr Getter is an interactive, sonic and visual experience, immersing the viewer in a three-dimensional cloud of user searched Flickr images. The installation, completed in collaboration with the New Media Consortium, Linden Labs and the Institute for Digital Fabrication, was also highlighted in the festival's promotional video.</p> <p> <object width="400" height="200" data="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"> <param name="src" value="" /> </object> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information, please visit</p> Fri, 14 May 2010 18:45:47 +0000 iDMAa 7th Annual Conference <p>Leading academics, professionals and artists will gather at Ball State for the International Digital Media and Art Association&rsquo;s 7th annual conference to explore the frontiers of digital media and art in research, industry and higher learning. The conference will include pre-conference workshops, keynote and plenary presentations, panels, a lounge environment for ad hoc discussion, evening events and an insider's look at Ball State's state-of-the-art digital media facilities.</p> <p>Keynote Speaker: <br />Tom Kelley, general manager of IDEO, will be featured keynote speaker. IDEO was recently ranked fifth in Fast Company's 2008 list of the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies.</p> Tue, 09 Mar 2010 17:46:11 +0000