Brigitta Zics
Since 2005
Works in Bristol United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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BIO
Brigitta Zics is an award winning artist, media philosopher and interaction designer with particular interest in emerging technologies and their impact on creative practices. She is Senior Lecturer in Design and programme leader in the MA Design by Practice course at the School of Art, Media and Design, University of Wales Newport. She is panel member for the Leonardo Reviews and working on post-doctoral methodologies, supervising research students and developing a major creative project entitled the Mind Cupola for international exhibitions. Brigitta is also Visiting Fellow at the Transtechnology Research, University of Plymouth and regularly presents her research and artistic work on international conferences and festivals.

She is focusing on emerging technologies of interaction and their aesthetics capacities through the human cognition. In her recently finished interdisciplinary thesis Transparency, Cognition and Interactivity: Toward a New Aesthetic for Media Art (2008) she introduced a new philosophical model of the Transparent Act which proposes a radical re-evaluation of how interaction can be understand in disciplines of art and design. Her latest art work the Mind Cupola applies a modality of passive interaction which is an affective environment in which the user's experience initiates a cognitive feedback loop with a potential for spiritual-like states in their consciousness. Besides this major focus her innovative interest is to look at the potentialities of cognitive-based interface design for enterprise and business applications. One of recent examination is how the Mind Cupola might be implemented by ageing people as a tool for improvement of well being.

Web-site:
http://www.zics.eu
http://www.trans-techresearch.net/?page_id=26
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EVENT

Tesla Event at UCL: Dr Brigitta Zics - How to think about Art and Design in the Age of Consciousness Research


Dates:
Thu Apr 29, 2010 00:00 - Wed Apr 28, 2010

Thursday, 29 April, 18:00 - 19:00
University College London
Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT
Garwood Lecture Theatre, South Wing
http://tesla-ucl.blogspot.com/2010/04/dr-brigitta-zics-artist-media.html

This presentation provides an overview of the critical thinking in some creative practices through the study of consciousness. It argues that technology has brought such qualities and capacities to aesthetical production and meaning creation which might only be extractable through the understanding of the human factor in these experiences. The presentation proceeds from the assumption that philosophical accounts of consciousness and recent multidisciplinary approaches to cognition have provided valuable perspectives in the understanding of human aspects in the man-computer interrelationship and will develop this position in order to understand consciousness research as an aesthetic inquiry.

To illustrate this, the model of Transparent Act will be introduced as a paradigm that detaches itself from previous aesthetic models and argues for a novel philosophical conceptualisation of technology mediated creation. A consequence of such an approach is to bring design and artistic strategies to the same platform and, as it is will be argued, introduces a radical approach to creative production. As a practical example the presentation will introduce a discussion of the large scale interactive installation of Mind Cupola which aims to apply the approaches represent in Transparent Act and suggest new ways of meaning production through biofeedback interface.

Dr Brigitta Zics
Web-site: http://www.trans-techresearch.net/?page\_id=26

Brigitta Zics is an award winning artist, media philosopher and interaction designer with particular interest in emerging technologies and their impact on creative practices. She is Senior Lecturer in Design and programme leader in the MA Design by Practice course at the School of Art, Media and Design, University of Wales Newport. She is also Visiting Fellow at the Trasntechnology Research, University of Plymouth and regularly presents her research and artistic work on international conferences and festivals. She is also panel member for the Leonardo Reviews and working on post-doctoral methodologies, supervising research students and developing a major creative project entitled the Mind Cupola for international exhibitions.

She is focusing on emerging technologies of interaction and their aesthetics capacities through the human cognition. In her recently finished interdisciplinary thesis Transparency, Cognition and Interactivity: Toward a New Aesthetic for Media Art (2008) she introduced a new philosophical model of the Transparent Act which proposes a radical re-evaluation of how interaction can be understand in disciplines of art and design. Her latest art work the Mind Cupola applies a modality of passive interaction which is an affective environment in which the user's experience initiates a cognitive feedback loop with a potential for spiritual-like states in their consciousness. Besides this major focus her innovative interest is to look at the potentialities of cognitive-based interface design for enterprise and business applications. One of recent examination is how the Mind Cupola might be implemented by ageing people as a tool for improvement of well being.

more info:
http://www-typo3.cs.ucl.ac.uk/research/tesla/how\_to\_think\_about\_art\_and\_design\_in\_the\_age\_of\_consciousness/


DISCUSSION

UserScape: Working on Interactive Potential / New issue of Architectural Design


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Brigitta Zics: Working on Interactive Potential
Valentina Croci

Architectural Design, Volume 77, Issue 5 , Pages 132 - 135

Keywords
Interactive digital design • immersive technology environments • Mirror_SPACE • Out of Body Control • virtual reality instruments and facial-scanning programs • mirror objects • Mind Cupola • transparent act • time-based experience

Abstract
Valentina Croci kicks off a new series on interactive technologies with an investigation of the integrated, interdisciplinary research of the new media artist Brigitta Zics. Zics' projects throw light on how conventional architecture might learn from the interactive, placing a greater understanding on the sensory and the user's perceptual experience of a particular space. Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

More info: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/115804776/ABSTRACT,
www.zics.net/out

DISCUSSION

Out of Body Control - Interview with Brigitta Zics


Art into Science into Art (AXISWEB)

Brigitta Zics discusses the development of a series of virtual reality projects with artist and writer Julia Peck. Zics reflects upon the different approaches she took and outcomes generated within her 'Mirror-Space' and 'Out of Body Control' projects, comparing the experience of working with programmers to develop custom-made software with the opportunity to transpose pre-existing high specification software.

Interview:
http://www.axisweb.org/dlFULL.aspx?ESSAYIDE

This issue of Dialogue has been guest edited by Michael Corris, Head of Art and Photography, University of Wales, Newport.
More interviews see: http://www.axisweb.org/dlHOME.aspx

EVENT

EUROPRIX Top Talent Award Exhibition Vienna


Dates:
Wed Feb 15, 2006 00:00 - Thu Jan 19, 2006

EUROPRIX Top Talent Award 2005 Exhibition
2-5 March 2006
Technical Museum, Vienna, Austria

http://www.toptalent.europrix.org/tta05/

The TTA winning projects are the best of young multimedia contents and design in Europe. The projects and products are the top selection from all entries to the Top Talent Award. They show that the new developments are not isolated, but that from the Baltic to the Mediterranean, from small towns to the European metro centres, young media designers have taken charge of the technologies to create new applications and contents that work in the real world.

After four days of hot sizzling debates, the TTA Jury have nominated 22 brilliant projects out of 411 eligible entries, all praised for their stunning innovations and dazzling content.
The nominees will have their work showcased around Europe. They are invited to Vienna in March 2006 to present their projects at the Top Talent Festival and find out who the category winners will be! 11,000 Euros in prize money will be shared out amongst the Top Talents.

The following projects have been nominated for EUROPRIX Top Talent Award 2005:

Broadband/Online:
Amazing Croatian Fauna - Gorjan Agacevic, Design studio (R)evolution (CRO)
Glassbox - Emmanuel Freard, Paris 8 University (F)
Guitar Shred Show - Mika Tyyska, Lahti Polytechnic, Institute of Design (FIN)

Offline/DVD:
Medianatomy - Kamen Anev, Hungarian University of Art and Design (HU)
Pantha Rei - Judit Erdelyi, Hungarian University of Art and Design (HU)
Sitka - Artur Jaros, Uniwersytet Wroclawski (PL)

Mobile Contents:
APCompass - David Wiltshire, University of Plymouth (UK)
iCoach - Andrew Devlin, Bournemouth University (UK)
RealReplay - GPS racing on your mobile phone - Andreas Jakl, FH Hagenberg (AUT)

Games:
Air Guard - Lubor Kopecky, SleepTeam Labs (CZ)
Neon Racer: Augmented Gaming - Markus Weilguny, FH Hagenberg (Digitale Medien) (AUT)
The Farm (Episode one) - Benedict Webb, Bournemouth University (UK)

Content Tool and Interface Design:
Coeno One - Jakob Leitner, FH Hagenberg (AUT)
Supreme Auction - Carlo Blatz, Powerflasher GmbH (GER)
Virtual Air Guitar - Teemu Maki-Patola, Helsinki University of Technology (FIN)

Interactive Computer Graphics:
Randart DNS - Christian Male, FH Salzburg Studiengang MultiMediaArt (AUT)
Strip Generator - Ziga Aljaz, Academy of Fine Arts,Ljubljana (SLO)

Interactive TV & Video:
No nominations in this category

Cross Media:
Jumping Rope - Orna Portugaly, Daphna Talithman & Sharon Younger, Camera Obscura School of Art (ISR)
MEMORY - Martin Bricelj, KD CodeEp (SLO)
Mirror\_SPACE - Brigitta Zics, Academy of Media Arts Cologne (GER / UK)

ATI Special Award:
195/95 - Michal Staniszewski, University of Lodz, Department of Mathematics (PL)
Car Demonstrator - Alexander Peschke, Fachhochschule Salzburg (AUT)

EUROPRIX Top Talent Award
www.toptalent.europrix.org
ICNM - International Center for New Media Salzburg


OPPORTUNITY

"Space and the Arts" Workshop and Exhibition


Deadline:
Tue Mar 01, 2005 00:00

The Impact of Space on Society: Cultural Aspects
First IAA International Conference: Impact of Space on Society
and 8th Leonardo/Olats Space and the Arts Workshop
Budapest March 16-19 2005
http://www.olats.org/

"Arts and Space" Exhibition
16-30 March 2005, Millennium Park, Hall D, Budapest
http://www.c3.hu/