PAST PROJECTS

BURNING BY GAZES

A project by: Mariano Sardón (artist, UNTREF) and Mariano Sigman (neuroscientist, CONICET and UTdT - Neuroscience Lab)

Coordinator: Germán Ito (UNTREF)

External Collaborators: Diego Shalom (neuroscientist, UBA - CONICET)

Past Research Students: Flavia Laudado (UNTREF), Ignacio Fourmentel (UNTREF), Damian Carreón (UNTREF), Tomás De Mattey (UNTREF) and Gonzalo Ilutovich (UNTREF)

 

Volunteers are invited to read a text, aiming at obtaining data of the ocular movements during the reading process.  Ocular saccades and fixations are recorded by means of an eye tracking device. A machine reproduces the movement of the eyes on a printed sheet; every time the person fixes his or her eyes on a word, the device also stops at that position and burns it, leaving its mark on a certain syllable or group of letters. As readings accumulate, the text is more and more burnt and disintegrated.


  


                                                                                                                   

HORMIGUERO

General coordinator: Lucía Kuschnir (UNTREF)

Research Team: Guadalupe Alvarez (UNTREF), Maximiliano Cortés (UNTREF), Eliana Rosales (UNTREF), Franccesca DegoasDana Sosa (UNTREF), Micaela Paz (UNTREF) y Cecilia Cisneros (UNTREF).


It is a platform for discussion and critical thinking about the area of confluence between art and new technologies. Summoned by the uncertain limits of electronic arts, the meetings of HORMIGUERO were configured as a place to raise questions and find possible answers. In this way, doubt was established as the work methodology but also as the place from which it is positioned. It is a virtual architecture shaped by different areas: HORMIGUERO reads, HORMIGUERO editorial and HORMIGUERO projects, which are comitted to group reading, collective writing and the development of new content. From all these spaces, critical thinking and exchange with other actors iare promoted as a fundamental premise.


  



                                                                                                                   


LITTLE TEACHERS

A project by: Cecilia Calero (UTDT - Neuroscience Lab.), Mariano Sigman (CONICET and UTDT - Neuroscience Lab.) and Diego de la Hera (UBA-CONICET).

Research Team: Eliana Rosales and Alejandro Suarez Pryjmaczuk.

 

This project allows us to understand behaviors and strategies children develop while teaching using its written interactions at the time of decoding maps and messages.

One child reads geometric symbols and receives instructions with which he must guide the other through text messages on a tour in three dimensions, in order to find an object.

Being a project that intersects neuroscience and electronic arts, there is an interest in storage, evaluation and the processing of paths, in order to translate these tours in visual and / or audible ways.


 


                                                                                                                   


PERCEIVED METAPHORS

A project by: Eliana Rosales (UNTREF) and Alejandro Suarez Pryjmaczuk (UNTREF)

 

Perceived Metaphors is a research project that addresses the possible associations that occur at the perceptual level, between visual information and sound information.

The development of interfaces and specific devices is proposed to explore and investigate the ways in which these associations occur in the human being. Likewise, in the development of these devices and interfaces, we are not interested only in obtaining data specific to the research, but there is an interest in the inclusion of aesthetic experiences in the design of the studies themselves.