2018 Shih-lien Eugene Yen

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​魚雁轉運站

Postcards form connections between people through messages of emotion as they travel in space and time. The Concourse of Messages is the union station where they come to life while waiting for departure, as well as bridging the virtual and physical world through an interactive multimedia experience.

明信片在寄送的過程中穿越時空,而所搭載的信息串起人與人之間的連結。「魚雁轉運站」即是他們暫時駐留等候出發的中央大廳。在與此多媒體裝置互動的過程中,虛擬與現實之間的橋樑於焉而生。

An interactive installation by Shih-lien Yen, Daniel McNamara, Daniel Gower, Ming-huei Huang.

The digitizing process, compositing and animating, gives the postcards a new form of life. Through releasing the postcards from their clips, spectators help each card transcend worlds. When leaving our station, please take home with you a postcard and write to someone in your life, sending it on its new journey.

 

The act of inviting the spectators to take home with them a postcard and sending it to someone else, is a further step into the exploration of how we can extend the experience even after the spectacle has ended. The action of passing on a message, be it the text on one side or image on the other, not only is the extension of narrative, but also the bridging of minds. The designed experience of The Concourse of Messages reflects on the exchange of human-based parole and affections. We utilize programming as a means of communication, discovering possibilities of making contact with the audience, and thus generate the collaborative story, landscape, and world image.

明信片在數位化的過程(合成、動畫製作)中、被賦予了新型態的生命。當觀眾/參與者/互動者將實體的明信片從懸掛的夾子上拿下時,將觸發卡片上的圖像元素,並以動畫的形式投射於屏幕之上,穿透虛與實。魚雁轉運站,除了關注裝置當下的互動性,更進一步發展屬於觀眾自身的延續性互動敘事。每位互動者在離開時,可以選擇帶走一張本設計團隊特別印製的明信片,鼓勵他們寄給心裡所在意的人,並可拍照回傳這張明信片在離開展場之後的旅行。除了空間與時間上的穿越,我們更關注的是人與人之間的聯結。在體驗設計上,魚雁轉運站所回映的,是本於人的語言使用與情感。以程式撰寫作為溝通工具,探索與觀眾共同產生敘事、想像的可能性。

Special Thanks(特別感謝):

Betty Yang Hu, Gordon Kurowski, Hillary Kapan, Jackson Campbell, Theotime Vaillant.

李西川、黃暐筑、辜泳妍、顏仕琳

Previous stages of the transformed postcards and the project in development:

from yuiopio @ Växjö

from CJII  @Nara

from Bombos @Prague