Investiţii pentru viitorul dumneavoastră
Programul Operaţional Sectorial "Creşterea Competitivităţii Economice"
Centrul Internațional de Cercetare și Educație în Tehnologii Inovativ Creative – CINETic
Proiect cofinaţat prin Fondul European de Dezvoltare Regională

Hoarder | Sonic Images

Hoarder | Maria Năstase
Sonic Images | Maria Năstase
  1. Hoarder

Framed family photos and family albums offer easy access into everyday intimacies of people we know nothing of – a visual autobiography meant for their walls and bookshelves. Is our need to preserve and distribute our past enough of a reason to collect and publish these discarded memories? Do we think of the online privacy of people from the past the same way we consider ours? For now, it seems like the collector is the one to decide. 

Hoarder is a selection of my collection of vernacular family portraits and albums. It is an interactive website that uses the webcam live to overlay the user’s face with the cut out faces of the people originally in the image. It is an attempt to protect their privacy while maintaining the personal atmosphere that a human face brings to a photograph. Using social media filters has accustomed us to inserting ourselves into different contexts and other people’s lives. Can this practice also serve as an anonymising technique?

2. Sonic Images pixel sonification in the photographic image

Maria Năstase International Center for Research and Education in Innovative Creative Technologies – CINETic 

Sonic Images have their roots in pixel sonification, specifically mapping the sound samples and sound frequencies to pixel colors and brightness of photographs. Through pixel sonification digital photographs can be explored as a physical object in and of itself with its respective space and temporal dimensions. Hovering over the images with the mouse, listening to the sound in headphones, interacting with a Sonic Image prompts for in-depth exploration of both sound and image. The project aims to contribute to the efforts of sound visualisations and image sonifications of merging hearing and seeing into the same perception realm and to explore possibilities of hardcoding sound into image and create tangible acoustic phenomena. 

Projects credits: Maria Năstase | Romania

UNATC Garden Bucharest | part of ARS ELECTRONICA FESTIVAL 2020

In an empty nature lot in the middle of Bucharest in Distant Art, works developed during lockdown by students of Interactive Technologies for Performing and Media Arts, and Art of Game Design are exhibited in the Ars Electronica Festival 2020.

UNATC Garden Bucharest Youtube Channel: https://cinetic.art…

UNATC Garden also presents the results of the online collaboration between five international artists, virtually gathered in CINETic Residencies, active in interactive art and CINETic Centre researchers and artists.


CINETic Centre opens for online collaborations with artists working with interactive technologies. The CINETic team is interested in working with machine learning and generative tools, human and object telepresence and mixed reality solutions.

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