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PROJECT «•» / Sync system: Vienna-Tokyo

Grischinka Teufl, Tina van Duyne
Project Description: 

Dune & Devil are working on the project «•» since 2003. The general idea explores a space- and timebased phenomenon through communicational technoculture. The aggregation of «•» applies different structures like global positioning systems, audiovisual media, mobile technology, telecommunication tools and specialized software, to experience the stereotopographical synchronization of two individuals in different urban situations. We are trying to translate this spatial experiment under the condition of a unique geosocial application to translate this individual, cultural and technological impact in our DIY-habitat.

The project produces a sociographic disposition of a mixed reality which can be observed through the interface of

We are using two handheld computers with additionally installed open source java virtual machines (btw, thanx to mr. freebeans/japan for preparing mysaifu!) on a windows mobile operating-system. A specially, for this project, self-developed java application, is used to interconnect the two mobile computers via UMTS/GPRS for communication and navigation. The incoming GPS-data is streamed to a mysql database which collects all data produced (both outputs: Dune/Vienna and Devil/Tokyo). At last, the database provides the flash application for the visualization of the project «•» on the website. Hardware: Handheld Computers, GPS Receiver, Database Software: Windows Mobile, Java Virtual Machine (Mysaifu), Selfmade Application, MySQL Database, Flash (Visualisation)

Grischinka Teufl (AUT)

Grischinka Teufl a.k.a Georg Russegger is a media-artist and researcher in the field of interactive media and sociotechnological communication. At the moment he is a Phd candidate for Media-Theory at the University of Applied Arts. He studied Communication-Theory, Media-Anthropology, Philosophy, Management, and Media-Art and received his Master of Intermedia Art in 2004, at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. While lecturing at the Technical University Vienna - Visualisation in Art and Computergraphic, he is also a member of the FAME-Network ( Since 2003, Grischinka Teufl works with Tina van Duyne under the label Dune & Devil. For more information check out datadandy and dune-n-devil .

Tina van Duyne (NL)

Tina van Duyne was born in Sweden and has a dutch nationality but spent most of her life in Vienna, Austria. In 2003, she finished her studies with a diploma with honors ( at the Institute of Graphic Design & New Media at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. After working as a graphic designer and artist with Grischinka Teufl since 2001 on different art-projects, they formed the label: Dune & Devil in 2003. Tina van Duyne is currently exploring the tension between traditional handicraft, gardening, gender and media-art. For more (or less) information please visit: and dune-n-devil .

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