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TERRAIN AT VENICE DURING THE VENICE BIENNALE

May 2019

We still can’t believe that our shortly Terrain is being exhibited at D/EVOLUTION. Thank you Photophore, Zuecca Project Space for this amazing opportunity.

 
INTERVIEW WITH THE BBC  April  2019  We are grateful having been interviewed by the BBC about our recent commission ABOVE THE SURFACE.

INTERVIEW WITH THE BBC

April 2019

We are grateful having been interviewed by the BBC about our recent commission ABOVE THE SURFACE.

UPCOMING: Above the surface, collusion, cambridge, april 2019

How will emerging technologies alter our relationship to material consumption – for better or worse? Above the Surface is an augmented reality (AR) artwork by Above&Below that reimagines how we might desire – and consume – objects in the future.

Audiences enter a space in which they experience 3D-printed physical objects on a sculptural table through AR viewers. The 5-minute-long audio-visual experience creates digital overlays over the objects, altering perception.

Above the Surface tells the story of the overproduction of objects, asking whether this may be the future of sustainable consumption and addressing our vulnerability to external digital forces. The piece reflects on how emergent technologies might benefit the whole of society, in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Above the Surface is the culmination of year-long research by Above&Below, supported by Collusion. This included 3D printing their own Mixed Reality headset with a sensor that reads hand gestures and movement, experimenting with digital and physical materials, and collaboration with augmented reality technologists from Cambridge Consultants to create digital overlays. http://www.collusion.org.uk/projects/collusion-2019/

 
AESTHETICA ARTPRIZE LONGLIST 2019  Co-founder Daria Jelonek‘s “Technological Nature” made it to the longest of this year’s Aesthetic Art Prize. The interactive installation focuses on the relationship between nature and technology, exploring the topic light, hidden in our algorithmic environments. Technological Nature is the name of both a speculative film and an audio art installation which question the status quo of technology and our loss of ties to nature.   http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/profile/daria-jelonek/

AESTHETICA ARTPRIZE LONGLIST 2019

Co-founder Daria Jelonek‘s “Technological Nature” made it to the longest of this year’s Aesthetic Art Prize. The interactive installation focuses on the relationship between nature and technology, exploring the topic light, hidden in our algorithmic environments. Technological Nature is the name of both a speculative film and an audio art installation which question the status quo of technology and our loss of ties to nature.

http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/profile/daria-jelonek/

 
 
 
 
AIGA: The Practicalities of Pushing Boundaries, 6th December 2018  For designers who are used to working in 2D and aren’t well-versed in coding, however, creating AR experiences can seem daunting. Daria Jelonek and Perry-Jame Sugden both recently graduated from the Royal College of Art’s Information Experience Design program and have just co-founded  Studio Above&Below , where they focus on immersive projects at the intersection of design, art, and technology. The duo believe that if you have an open mind and a couple of weeks to commit to learning about working in a 3D world, it’s easier than it appears. Although the pair had prior experience with 3D modeling and motion graphics, they credit the internet and talking to people with experience in the field as major resources when learning more about AR. https://eyeondesign.aiga.org/the-designers-shaping-ars-present-and-future/?fbclid=IwAR0mTdTMIyaBOnDQV_ft6oGYYKbb3XKLQjUdhF3PEDVumcA9khpSKbqKhe8

AIGA: The Practicalities of Pushing Boundaries, 6th December 2018

For designers who are used to working in 2D and aren’t well-versed in coding, however, creating AR experiences can seem daunting. Daria Jelonek and Perry-Jame Sugden both recently graduated from the Royal College of Art’s Information Experience Design program and have just co-founded Studio Above&Below, where they focus on immersive projects at the intersection of design, art, and technology. The duo believe that if you have an open mind and a couple of weeks to commit to learning about working in a 3D world, it’s easier than it appears. Although the pair had prior experience with 3D modeling and motion graphics, they credit the internet and talking to people with experience in the field as major resources when learning more about AR.https://eyeondesign.aiga.org/the-designers-shaping-ars-present-and-future/?fbclid=IwAR0mTdTMIyaBOnDQV_ft6oGYYKbb3XKLQjUdhF3PEDVumcA9khpSKbqKhe8

 
 
MEDIA ART FESTIVAL RETUNE, Talk: Sustainable AR  “Studio Above&Below's talk »Sustainable AR« discusses future opportunities of shaping new territorial spaces, natural and technological materials and social interactions in the emerging Augmented Reality sphere. The studio believes in the rise of a new landscape between our digital and physical environment showing this through their newest work “Terrain”. Will human kind design a new sustainable society for our Augmented Reality sphere?”  https://retunefestival.de/2018/events/above-below/

MEDIA ART FESTIVAL RETUNE, Talk: Sustainable AR

“Studio Above&Below's talk »Sustainable AR« discusses future opportunities of shaping new territorial spaces, natural and technological materials and social interactions in the emerging Augmented Reality sphere. The studio believes in the rise of a new landscape between our digital and physical environment showing this through their newest work “Terrain”. Will human kind design a new sustainable society for our Augmented Reality sphere?” https://retunefestival.de/2018/events/above-below/

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IT’s nice that

“Studio Above&Below uses code and emerging tech to improve our planet’s wellbeing.” https://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/studio-above-and-below-digital-160818

 
 
LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL: Sustainable AR, September 2018  Augmented Reality Technologies and Sustainability. Based on a year long commission by art and tech institution Collusion in Cambridge, previous research at the Royal College of Art and presentations such as at WIRED Creative Hack award 2017, we are questioning emerging technologies’ impact on our changing environment through our speculative art works. Will human kind design a new society for our Augmented Reality sphere? Can high quality computer generated images replace missing bits between nature and technology? What role does materiality play in the in-between space? And is there a way that emerging technologies such as AR can help us to reconnect with our environment and lead to a more sustainable interactions?   https://www.londondesignfestival.com/news/biodesign-here-now

LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL: Sustainable AR, September 2018

Augmented Reality Technologies and Sustainability. Based on a year long commission by art and tech institution Collusion in Cambridge, previous research at the Royal College of Art and presentations such as at WIRED Creative Hack award 2017, we are questioning emerging technologies’ impact on our changing environment through our speculative art works. Will human kind design a new society for our Augmented Reality sphere? Can high quality computer generated images replace missing bits between nature and technology? What role does materiality play in the in-between space? And is there a way that emerging technologies such as AR can help us to reconnect with our environment and lead to a more sustainable interactions?

https://www.londondesignfestival.com/news/biodesign-here-now

 
 
CLOT MAGAZINE  “Will humankind design a new society for an Augmented Reality sphere? ”   http://www.clotmag.com/exhibition-terrain-by-abovebelow

CLOT MAGAZINE

“Will humankind design a new society for an Augmented Reality sphere? ”

http://www.clotmag.com/exhibition-terrain-by-abovebelow