Hello 👋 I'm Yann, a media artist, interaction designer and creative futurist.
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I have more than 8 years of experience in innovative projects at the crossroads of art, science, technology and citizen engagement. My creative work is specifically addressed to people, networks and organisations that with their imagination want to challenge the status quo.
M:A:D for Futures!
Interaction for Media, Art & Design
I integrated Futures Thinking with my background in technology, interactive art, design and innovation. This allows me to support projects with original ideas, prototyping engaging experiences and communicate about emerging futures with a more accessible and creative language.
Gestures, actions, interactions. Science and mind mysteries, the sensorial body source of awareness and essential truths. The ecology of the embodiment, the environment of sensations, we are one and many, we are human beings, we are forests. Perceived reality and public spaces, in nature nothing is superfluous, perceptions and spirituality, biodiversity is creativity. New paradigms and permaculture principles, the seed and the spirit, the game and the revelation, the pretext for questions and reflections. The tale and the vision, peasant poets and bards of Transition, the makers and the commons, social changes and essential needs. The time has now come.
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”.
Media Architecture & Civic Gaming
Art+Tech: Sense Shifting
Sense Shifting is a creative experiment that explores the possibilities of non-verbal communication mediated by an interactive device: an Emotiorama. It consists of an intimate experience in which the participants, in pairs, have the opportunity to interact with both the machine and each other, playing in a continuous balance in which states of attention and relaxed contemplation alternate. A speculative prototype of an advanced interface in which technology disappears, presenting itself as natural and organic. The Emotiorama, through the use of biosensors makes explicit a biological information, otherwise invisible, transforming it into a sound and visual feedback. A fusion of disciplines to celebrate empathy and try to understand what in the end, connects us.
ICT & ART Connect Award
Sense Shifting was created thanks to the support of the European Initiative ICT & ART Connect (Sigma Orionis). The artwork was one of the seventeen selected projects and the only one from Southern Europe.This initiative allowed practitioners in technology and the Arts to meet, collaborate and discuss the future of such collaborations. The STARTS initiative represents the follow-up of ICT & ART Connect.
The projects developed through the residency programme have been presented in a show and an exhibition curated by FET-ART partner Black Cube Collective (Edinburg); and hosted by FoAM, an art centre in Brussels. An event at EC building concluded FET-ART. The event was opened by Anne Glover who emphasised the strong links of science, technology and the Arts (more info at: Shaping Europe’s digital future ec.europa.eu).
Physical Narratives & Critical Design: Tarot of the Maker
Original concept and event production. Each 6 months (7 editions in total). Each meeting offered a place where artists, activists, engineers, technologist and every curious minds met to generate new ideas, prototyping the future of Performing Arts and Interactive Media. It also represented an original and innovative way to make inclusive and accessible, technology-based art to the general audience, in particular families, youth and children.
HACK & ART DAYS
Smart Gardening Lab
It was open laboratory on smart gardening and a citizen science activity where low-tech and low cost technology have been applied to an urban garden. The lab has been joined by activists, technologists, horticulturists and people interested in new opportunities to strengthen citizen collaboration.