“Telematic Awakening: Participating in the 2019 Chilean Uprising Through a Live Gestural Interface” presented by Vigliensoni

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  • Telematic Awakening: Participating in the 2019 Chilean Uprising Through a Live Gestural Interface

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  • In this piece, I intend to participate in the 2019 Chilean uprising by using interviews and field recordings of the manifestations posted on social media. The recordings are split into sound snippets, sound features are computed, and dimensionality reduction is performed so that the sounds are mapped into a bidimensional performative space. A motion tracker device is used to capture and map hand positions into the sound space, and sound snippets in this space are concatenated. This interface allows me to participate telematically in the manifestations by creating layers of other people’s sounds on top of rhythmic and intense music as if I were fighting in the streets.

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