S.A.R.A. – synesthetic augmented reality application, 2013 //benitez_vogl

S.A.R.A. is an interactive software application (App) written for mobile computing devices, it is fully interactive and generates its own sounds and visuals based on the camera video input and the movement of the device. The App will be available for download at no cost under creative commons agreements at the itunes and android stores.
S.A.R.A. has been graciously supported with a National Endowment for the Arts – New Media Artworks grant. To demonstrate the capabilities the technology team //benitez_vogl has entered into a collaboration with Kimberly Karpanty and her Travesty dance company to showcase the capabilities of the open source device. The choreography calls for 4 dancers wearing the device strapped to their wrist, in conjunction with a mini projector. The app produces the video and the sound based on the camera input and the movement of the dancers.


Travesty dance company will perform a 10 minute performance after Jer Thorp’s lecture. A video documentation will show the performance during the show:

Thursday September 12: 8:15pm

Photo Credit: Jeff Snowden

//benitez_vogl develop work within a hybrid art praxis. They question contemporary issues concerning technology, such as exploring the mediation of information in our lives. Their works integrate installations, high tech/low tech materials from fiber, sound and art + technology practices. They have been collaborating since 2000 on interactive installations and sound works.
This project received a media in arts grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.




Myers School of Art

Emily Davis Gallery
Myers School of Art - University of Akron

150 E. Exchange St Akron, OH 44325


The Collider Exhibition Series examines the impact, implications and inspiration of the phenomenon generally categorized under the umbrella term New Media within the design practice and fine arts.

The theme for Collider:C6 is data.


Jer Thorp Lecture

October 11, 2013 12:00pm

Closing Reception

October 11, 2013 4:00-6:00pm