Monday, May 21, 2007

dorbot in melbs

the suspect backpack at melbourne's dorkbot

4pm, Sunday 27th May, 2007
Level 1, 124a Johnston St Fitzroy 3065 (just east of Brunswick St).

The Suspect Backpack is a wearable mobile sonic media art experience,
providing a user with the opportunity for first-person interaction and
engagement. The work is intended for use in public space, and at the same
time as it creates a personalised intimate environment for the user, members
of the public become the unwitting audience. This [prototype] work utilises
proximity sensors, a laptop, a pair of speakers and a set of headphones to
navigate two spoken-word sound environments.

Somaya Langley is a sound and new media artist who has presented works in
festivals and conferences throughout Australia. Her work has been
commissioned by Experimenta and the National Film and Sound Archive. She was
a member of the sensor-trio HyperSense Complex, is one part of the duo
MetaSense and performs live electroacoustics under the pseudonym of ID-i/o.
For the past decade she hosted a radio program, SubSequence, on Community
Radio 2XX FM. In recent years she has been the National Library of
Australia's Digital Preservation Officer and in 2006 was the recipient of the Inaugural Friends of the National Library of Australia Travelling Fellowship to
research models for archiving complex born-digital objects, in California