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25 and 26 November 2005
Copenhagen: NEXT2005, the third edition
The 25-26 November 2005, Friday and Saturday, NEXT returns.
The third edition of NEXT (Nordic EXceptional Trendshop) is an event organized by Innovation Lab, who promotes research and development between companies and the academic field. They will introduce sophisticated technological prototypes presented both from the national and international arena, in the IT University in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Amongst the participants are e1, Interaction Design Institute Ivrea that once again shows its study and search of innovative technology applied to a daily context making every aspect of your life fascinating. With this background, Interaction-Ivrea will show four projects that advance your technological components yet still easy to use.
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From 27 October to 8 November 2005
Interaction Design Institute nello spazio Telecom alla terza edizione del Festival della Scienza
Per il secondo anno consecutivo IDI, Interaction Design Institute, che fa parte delle iniziative di formazione di Progetto Italia, � presente, dal 27 ottobre all�8 novembre 2005, alla terza edizione del Festival della Scienza.
IDI allestir� quattro stand nell�ambito dello Spazio Telecom, in Piazza delle Feste a Genova, (Porto Antico). Uno stand ospiter� tre progetti-tesi realizzati dai neodiplomati del master in interaction design, tra cui tecnologie indossabili, oggetti per navigare �magicamente� in Internet e software per avvicinare parenti e amici lontani.
Gli altri tre stand presenteranno un workshop per creare mosaici digitali (bambini 7-13 anni), un gioco con i sassi per creare paesaggi grafici e sonori e un acquario virtuale.
IDI ha inoltre ideato il linguaggio scenografico e il sistema dei gadget dello spazio Telecom, entrambi ispirati da un opera di M.C.Escher e dalle caratteristiche naturali di Genova. I gadget sono pesciolini di colori diversi e componibili, che vengono consegnati all�ingresso di ciascun stand, per permettere ai bambini di giocare all�installazione dell�Acquario Virtuale.
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From 12 June to 2 November 2005
Interaction Design Institute Ivrea Present at the 51st International Art Exhibition
Interactivity is at the service of people to simplify and improve the quality of life and the consumption of our art heritage. This is the motto of Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, which presents at the 51st International Art Exhibition, from 12 June until 6 November 2005, the new project of Interactive Maps.
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From 16 June to 29 August 2005
Touch Me
Interaction Design Institute Ivrea has been invited to show its work at the forthcoming exhibition Touch Me at the Victoria & Albert Museum London. Touch Me explores the pleasures and sensations of touch, looking at the designed world around us now and what the future holds.
Interaction-Ivrea will present five installations, each showcasing near future scenarios of how interactive environments and products can enhance our tactile experience. From Tune Me an ellipse-shaped structure in which one can listen to radio waves in a constantly changing scenario of light, mood and visual experience to the Message Table, a working desk that transforms itself into a answering machine, Interaction-Ivrea�s work displays a mesmerising vision of design that fuses play, functionality, form and technology.
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10 and 11 June
Exit//End of Year Show 2005
On Friday 10 June, Interaction Design Institute Ivrea will present Exit, nineteen projects displaying the most exciting future scenarios in interaction design. For their final year, the students of Interaction-Ivrea have come up with an array of projects that proves once again the multidisciplinary and questioning nature of the interaction design Masters Course. Taking cue from audio, product design, mobile and wireless technology, fashion, film, sports, graphic design and even theatre, the nineteen students have each devised visionary working prototypes created as their end of year thesis. From a toothbrush that plays your favourite tune when you are brushing correctly, to an intricately designed flower interface that symbolizes the current state of your social relationships; from a wearable system for mountaineers to a series of devices that can enable the compulsions of people with obsessive compulsive disorders, these are just some of the projects on show. Not only new technology then, but also ideas and working prototypes that address social, cultural and psychological issues.
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Milan 13-17 April 2005
Stazione Centrale
Via Ferrante Aporti 3
Press Preview 12 April from 3 to 7pm
Opening Party 12 April from 7pm onwards

During the Milan Furniture Fair 2005, Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, in collaboration with Tecno, presents �Strangely Familiar Future. Unusual objects for every day working life�. A collection of working prototypes for office environments that reveal the playful and poetic element of interaction design.

In the evocative atmosphere of the Old Post Office, located inside the Milan Central Station, the students of Interaction�Ivrea display nine objects for every day working life. Taking cue from mundane devices like a telephone, radio, answering machine or an alarm clock, the students have created a series of electronic interactive prototypes that amplify the lost qualities of the physical and tangible world. From a radio which can only be tuned by moving it across a flat surface, to a working desk that transforms itself into a answering machine and an egg shaped scheduling device that works like an hourglass, many are the possible scenarios devised. In the field of design for office environments, the projects of Interaction-Ivrea aim to suggest more meaningful and poetic interactions with the objects that surround us.
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From 1 to 29 April
From the 1 to the 29 April there will be an event titled �Paesaggio/Paessaggi� The event is promoted by the Ivrea Council and organized by the MAAM, the Museum of modern Architecture of Ivrea in association with the Province of Turin, the Olivetti historic archive and Interaction Design Institute. It wants to offer a moment of reflection and valuation of the different landscapes that the Canavese area and in particular Ivrea offers to the inhabitants and visitors alike, from the natural one to the industrial architecture one, already the subject of a previous seminar in the autumn of 2003.

The talks that will be held at Interaction Design Institute Ivrea are:
Tuesday 19 April 630pm - Professor and designer Stefano Mirti
Thursday 28 April 6.30pm - Architect Paola Vigano
Friday 29 April 6.30pm - Architect Aimaro d�Oreglia Isola

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From 1 to 4 February 2005
Festa della Geografia-Florence

Interaction-Ivrea will transport a CICCIO (curiously inflated computer controlled interactive object) to the Geography Fair event in Florence.
Inside the CICCIO there will be an interactive system based upon radio tag technology, which produces projections on the external walls of the inflatable structure. Inside visitors will be able to interact souvenir objects such as the earth from Siena, the David, a Tuscan cigar and a bottle of Chianti wine. Some of these objects will be vacuumed-packed inside transparent containers bearing each a radio frequency tag. The visitor can lay its object on the tag reader and then a video will be projected on the CICCIO walls. The video will represent a fictional flight into the area symbolized by the object.
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Friday 28 January, 5pm
Catalyst Lecture- Ezio Manzini (Italy)
Professor of Industrial Design and Director of the Unit of Research Design and Innovation for Sustainability
Milan Polytechnic
�Creative communities and sustainability�
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22 January 2005
Unusual Objects for Everyday Life - Turin

Saturday 22 January at 630 pm Interaction Design Institute Ivrea presents Strangely Familiar, a collection of domestic devices redesigned to provide simpler, more meaningful and poetic interactions. Taking cue from either a telephone, radio, answering machine or alarm clock, the students at Interaction-Ivrea have created a series of electronic interactive prototypes that amplify the lost qualities of the physical and tangible world. From a radio which can only be tuned by moving it across a flat surface, to an audio channel system which is always switched on just like a physical chat room, to an alarm clock that turns itself off by squeezing a teddy bear, the variations upon the theme are several.
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From 12 to 15 January 2005
Cliostraat, Laboratorium and Interaction Design Institute Ivrea present at Pitti Immagine Uomo 67, Word City and the interactive installation Cloud
Word City is the installation conceived for Pitti Immagine Uomo 67 by Laboratorium and the Turin based architecture and design studio Cliostraat. A series of large structures in which words play in transforming the architecture into a large notepad. At Word City, Interaction Design Institute Ivrea has created an interactive installation called Cloud. Cloud presents itself as a blue pulsing sphere, made of a hundred displays suspended from above, on which one can read running text. The effect is that of a cloud suspended in mid-air, integrated within the Cliostraat designed structures.
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