Records and accounts of everyday life in our pasts and presents are often mediated by numerous third parties (researchers, producers, editors, and so on). We feel this mediation degrades the full sense of awareness and appreciation we could achieve of other peoples and places. The goal of the RAW project is to develop a new kind of recording tool, together with a method for processing and presenting the material captured with the tool, that enables a more direct, minimally-mediated relationship between its user and the later audience, possibly in a far away place or time.
The project has been revisited as an iPhone app in 2012.
Credits & Infos
Authors: Joëlle Bitton, Stefan Agamanolis, Matthew Karau
Research group: Human Connectedness, Media Lab Europe
Year: 2002 – 2003
System: Projection, binauraul sound and programmed in ISIS
Exhibitions: ADOS, Paris, June 2003; Atelier du Bogolan, La Maison des Jeunes, Bamako, August 2003; ICHIM 2003, Ecole du Louvre, Paris, Sept. 2003; Media Lab Europe, Dublin, 2003-2004; CHI 2004, Vienna, May 2004; Batofar, Paris, June 2004; ISEA 2004, Helsinki, August 2004; New Forms Festival, Vancouver, Oct. 2004; Dark Light Film Festival, Dublin, Oct. 2004; Collision Six: Senses, Art Interactive, Cambridge, MA, Oct. 2004.; Maison Populaire, Montreuil, Jan. 2010
RAW dedicated website
Launch QT video demo (3mn14s)