Immersive Experience: “Tree, Interrupted” by Yeliz Karadayi, Amy Friedman, and Dan Russo

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Tree, Interrupted from Yeliz Karadayi on Vimeo.


This tree invites people closer with a natural serenity and ambience, but explores a unique condition of human interaction.   At close proximity, the curious nature of the tree invites tactility and intervention.  However, upon intervention, the ambience becomes disrupted with loud connotations.

This project explores human intervention in a natural landscape and places it in a clear audible expression.  Today’s world is dense with invasive interactions, creating a damaging atmosphere to natural and social ecologies.  This project provides a reflection about the nature of sensory overload, specifically as it relates to human curiosity.





Immersive Experience: “Think Tank” by Rachel Ciavarella and John Brieger


Think Tank is about reflection.  It strips down sensation and provides a carefully curated set of aural and visual stimuli.  The ultimate goal is for participants to leave their current emotional and physical states and experience emotions based on priming words. We used several emotions from John Koenig’s project The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.

For example, énoument:

n. the bittersweetness of having arrived here in the future, where you can finally get the answers to how things turn out in the real world—who your baby sister would become, what your friends would end up doing, where your choices would lead you, exactly when you’d lose the people you took for granted—which is priceless intel that you instinctively want to share with anybody who hadn’t already made the journey, as if there was some part of you who had volunteered to stay behind, who was still stationed at a forgotten outpost somewhere in the past, still eagerly awaiting news from the front.

In the video above, we present Think Tank as a form of design fiction – in which global culture has done away with most sentiment. However, black market emotion tanks like ours still exist on the fringes of society, letting people experience complex emotions long forgotten by most.

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“Philips Pavilion / Metastaseis B”, Iannis Xenakis (1953-58)

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“Philips Pavilion / Metastaseis B”, Iannis Xenakis (1953-58)

Using his architectural and mathematical knowledge, Xenakis composed Metastaseis, this composition was later used as a blueprint to construct the Philips Pavilion, which was in turn used to spatialize sound.




“Sortie en Mer” by CLM BBDO for Guy Cotten (2014)

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Sortie en Mer is an interactive drowning simulator by CLM BBDO.  In it, you  see through the eyes of Julien, whose clumsy friend knocks him into the water while out sailing. From there, Sortie en Mer is a haunting and frantic struggle for survival.  It’s an incredibly intense experience for something that takes place through the web browser, and while it is very PSA-y, it’s pretty effective at putting you into the shoes of a drowning sailor.

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