Interface Design II

Stefano D'Alessio
Fine Arts and Media Art, Digital Arts
2019W, artistic Seminar (SEK), 1.0 ECTS, 1.0 semester hours, course number S03267


Audio/Visual spatial interaction

The seminar is going to be practical, and It’ll focus on how to create meaningful interactions between human body (audience and performer) and environmental audio / visual media.

To do that we’ll see how to use cameras (webcams/IR cameras/phone cameras) to perform movement detection to control, activate and trigger pre recorded audio-visual media.

We’ll use MAX (, participants will get a small library of modules, created ad hoc for the course, in order to spend as less time programming and more time experimenting.

We’ll see how to contextualise video and sound in space, how to deal with multichannel video and audio, using multiple monitor screens, video projectors and speakers.

If time permits we’ll see how to wirelessly network computers to sync, share and stream video and data between distant machines.

Key Words

interface, projection, beamer, max msp, multichannel, audio, interactivity, cameras, sensors, sound sculpture, video, interactive art


03 December 2019, 10:00–13:00 Digital Art, Lecture Room
07 December 2019, 10:00–15:00 Digital Art, Lecture Room , "lunchbreak 13-14"
11 January 2020, 10:00–16:00 Digital Art, Lecture Room , "lunchbreak 13-14"
18 January 2020, 10:00–16:00, "lecture room 2nd floor , launchbreak 13-14"

Course Enrolment

From 07 November 2019, 10:00 to 07 December 2019, 23:59
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

TransArts - Transdisciplinary Arts (Bachelor): Artistic and art technology foundations

Media Arts: Specialisation in Digital Arts (2. Section): Interface Design I - II

Individual courses: possible