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Excellence Award

Sky Ear

Usman Haque

Interactive art [UK]

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Usman Haque

Usman Haque (Haque Design + Research) designs interactive architecture systems and researches how people relate to each other and their spaces. He has been artist-in-residence at the International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences, Japan, a researcher at the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, Italy, and has worked in USA, Malaysia and UK, currently teaching at the Bartlett School of Architecture, London.

( 2004 )

Award Reason

There is no doubt that those who see this interactive art will never forget it. This creative art work is being held in a park in England, full of greenery. A lot of white balloons are covered with a net and each balloon filled net is bundled. LED and cell- phones are attached to each bundle. When the park is veiled in darkness, the balloons are sent high up into the sky. Then various splendid colors start flashing on and off with electromagnetism in the air as people start calling the cell-phones on the net. Shouts of joy of the participants ring out. Thus the event deserves to everyone's participation.

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