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Techno Synesthesia: Digital Art Experiment the Relation between Visual and Audio Senses / Algorithmic Composition
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Techno Synesthesia explores an auditory sense in visual data with computer technology. The algorithm treats binary data as a basic art material like a pigment. Synesthesia is an old art concept but it is an emerging 21st-century art method and theme. The project "Techno Synesthesia" is not an interpretation of an artist feeling. The computer program that the artist Kenji Kojima developed takes out differences in shade and light of the parts of the video frames and converts the color data to musical notes and plays midi instruments. As a result of the artwork is a video with a music. However, it does not inherit the cultural and linguistic contexts.

The concept and the direction are more important. A cyborg a fictional person that extends human physical abilities is no longer science fiction since the radical development of science and technology in recent years. This is also as the evolution that radical advances in the 21st-century by the human being whose ancestor had gone up to land from marine life billions of years ago and have continued the biological evolution very slowly. However, a cyborg is the only evolution of the physical extensions. The ability of the external information to be felt simultaneously in multiple sensory does not include. It has been a field of research in the art and philosophy. In the beginning of the 20th-century, a painter Wassily Kandinsky and a composer Alexander Scriabin explored the common information of visual and auditory with the art of different expressions. They did not bridge the audio-visual sense with intuitions, but instead, they tried to logically connect visual and auditory in common data by their methods. Techno Synesthesia is an experimental art that inherits the predecessors of the 20th-century, and considers the fusion and compatibility of multiple sensory organs by computer technology as another new evolution in the 21st-century. Although the artist uses science and technology for the development of the project, the driving force of creation is the artistic untamed passion.

テクノ共感覚は、コンピュータ・テクノロジーで視覚データから音楽を抽出します。作品は、ビデオの時間軸の明暗差の大きな箇所をバイナリーで取り出し、音に変換してその瞬間映像と移動する時間差で、ランナーの肉体と精神の乖離を暗示させます。「Runners #3」は左右2ビデオを、壁面コーナーに同時投影したシミュレーションの3分ダイジェストです。その下にある「Runners 3: Angle 1」「Runners 3: Angle 1」は30分のシミュレーションを別ウインドウで開きます。


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