Sonic Interaction Workshop

June 26, 2008

Participant: Joëlle Bitton

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Joëlle Bitton
My work spans the art, design and research worlds. Since 1998, I’ve been
practising interactive media at different levels, mainly as an artist and as an
interaction designer.
My approach is strongly interdisciplinary and collaborative. Coming from different backgrounds – history, geopolitics, art, design – I play around this corpus of knowledge to inspire my creative process, and I always look forward to work with people coming also from various disciplines, like music, performance, social sciences and so on. My motivation is to create narrative and emotional interactive experiences that would get people to question what’s taken for granted.
This is why I’m particularly interested to participate in your workshop where the multidiscplinary collaborative process seems essential. But as well, I see 3 aspects of the workshop in your presentation that appeal to me : sonic interaction, everyday objects and hands-on design.
The everyday context is a personal theme of work and linked to sonic artefacts, it offers an engaging approach to tangible interaction design. It’s an interesting echo to modern art and music history, when the Dada movement and later John Cage used any objects to produce any sound and embody all kind of fantasies.
Short bio :
As a media artist, Joëlle Bitton co-founded in 2000 an experimental collective, Superficiel, to support art projects which have explored the ideas of surface, screen, sound interaction, and body movement interfaces, among others. Her professional experience as an interaction designer involved designing and carrying out multimedia projects, mainly for museums and cultural institutions. Her fields of expertise include developing editorial concepts, narratives, information architectures, navigation systems and user experiences.
Between September 2002 and January 2005, she worked as a research fellow at Media Lab Europe in Dublin, Ireland. “Human Connectedness”.
In 1999, Joëlle Bitton completed her DEA, a post-graduate degree from the University of Sorbonne in the history of techniques. Her thesis, “the Machines of Imaginary” describes the influence of the emerging technologies and networks on European society during the 19th century.
To date, Joëlle Bitton’s research has centered on the themes of cultural identity and immigration heritage; intimate interfaces and love relationships; everyday life and triviality; urban and private environments. She has also taken part in various international conferences and festivals. Joëlle Bitton was born in Paris in 1974.

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