Flowspace – A Hybrid Ecosystem

Bisig, Daniel and Schacher, Jan C. and Neukom, Martin

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

In this paper an audio-visual installation is discussed, which combines interactive, immersive and generative elements. After introducing some of the challenges in the field of Generative Art and placing the work within its research context, conceptual reflections are made about the spatial, behavioural, perceptual and social issues that are raised within the entire installation. A discussion about the artistic content follows, focussing on the scenography and on working with flocking algorithms in general, before addressing three specific pieces realised for the exhibition. Next the technical implementation for both hardand software are detailed before the idea of a hybrid ecosystem gets discussed and further developments outlined.