Einstein on the beach by Phillip Glass and Robert Wilson

Already before launching the first preparations, a basic principle of the staging was established: everything will be steered and controlled by the music. Video projections, stage action or use of lighting should not only illustrate the music but should be linked with it in real time: the continuous, subtle variations and phase-shifts of the music, as well as its individual layers and elements, are translated into visual impulses. The production, therefore, gains an element of proper synesthesia and allows the perception of time and space to become relative – aptly fitting to the hypnotic music and to the character of Albert Einstein.

Micropsi – AI based Nodespace navigator

Nodespace design. The company was founded in 2014 by a group of experienced entrepreneurs, software engineers and scientists, most of them with cognitive science or machine learning backgrounds.
14 people, most of them at the HQ in Berlin Mitte, are working on making task-specific, on-site machine learning for industrial robotics a reality.

My lonesome Hologram – Virtual reality installation

MY LONESOME HOLOGRAM is an interactive, virtual-reality installation in which the user is set off into a world on an island where she meets her own and other people. In the beginning of MY LONESOME HOLOGRAM the visitor of the exhibition gets filmed and sound recorded in two separate steps. In the first step the person is being interviewed by a guide in the second step she is being recorded for about 40 seconds with two 3D cameras. In a third step the visitor puts on the VR-Glasses and visits an virtual island where he encounters his own and other holograms.

Savoir Vivre – Theater / Dance performance

Zwischen Januar und Mai 2015 untersuchten 15 Menschen interdisziplinär und skizzenhaft den Einfluss der Programmierindustrie und des Marketings auf den Prozess der Individualisierung und Bildung unseres Selbst. In drei Arbeitsphasen kamen Idealisten aus unterschiedlichen Bereichen zusammen und versuchten ein alternatives Kommunikationssystem zu finden und zu praktizieren.

Hamlet – Theater Dortmund

Wie oft William Shakespeares Tragödie HAMLET seit ihrer Entstehung um 1601 auf den Bühnen dieser Welt aufgeführt wurde, vermag niemand genau zu sagen. Eins aber ist sicher: Es gab in den vergangenen rund 400 Jahren Millionen von Zuschauern, die die Geschehnisse hinter den Mauern von Helsingör immer wieder neu mit offenen Herzen und Hirnen erleben wollten. Und wenn – was selten genug vorkommt – ein Theatertext die Menschen vieler Länder dermaßen konstant fasziniert, so ist oft einer der Gründe dafür, dass die Dialoge, Figuren und Fragen des Dramas Kompositionen ermöglichen, die – unabhängig von Ort und Zeit – unsere Synapsen zum Schwingen bringen. Unsere Gegenwart.

Sound of Porsche

"The Porsche pop-up store, styled like a modern record store, is an innovative, interactive way of using multimedia to tell people the story of the Porsche brand. The idea here is not merely to sell a car, as is the case in branch offices and showrooms – the primary aim of the pop-up store is to present a new, sociable way to make contact with people who are young or young at heart and let them experience the Porsche brand at close range.

Sony robot arm

"Tweet a message @talayrobot and something magical happens. An ST Robotics arm whirs to life inside Sony Music's London HQ and starts transcribing your words of wisdom unto a glamorously lit whiteboard -- in the finest handwriting font its designers could find! Best part is that the whole thing gets filmed and the video is sent back to you within a matter of minutes, equipped with an audio clip from Sony's Talay Riley. Yes, it's a promotional stunt, but it's also undeniably one of the coolest intersections of robotics and social networking we've yet seen. Skip past the break for some video examples or get tweeting and create your own.