MIKON HALL OF WORLDS
A WONDER CABINET OF THE FAR FUTURE

Next Incarnation: Sunday, October 22, , 2006 at Noon, at
Collective: Unconscious 279 Church St. NY NY



Mikon is a micro-museum of computer and voice driven kinetic sculpture, sound, and a viewer-manipulated virtual zooarium of imaginary life forms. Inspired by the Wunderkammern of the 18th century, Mikon is a super-condensed macrocosm, a storefront cabinet of curiosities. Mikon seeks to instill the wonder of speculative biology in its viewers, who have both the opportunity to animate aspects of the exhibition and to observe the unpredictable behavior of its components. In creating an otherworldly ecology, Mikon promotes the appreciation of the real ecologies that it emulates. A computer has been programmed to simulate a small system of living things, which cycle through quiescence and activity. Attendees can affect this system through triggering sensors and uttering voice commands. Mikon is a growing thing, becoming more nuanced with every show, expressing itself through new visual, sonic, and sculptural elements.

 

Recent/Ongoing Projects:

ANEMENOID
IFAM's entry in the 2004 Mermaid Parade

MIKON HALL OF WORLDS
A WONDER CABINET OF THE FAR FUTURE
Returning to Collective: Unconscious in 2005

N-HO-TEP
Upcoming Run to Be Announced in 2006/2007
See Documentation Here

THE VIRTUAL ZOOARIUM

THE VIRTUAL COLLECTIVE

THE HALL OF
HOMUNCULARII

 

Featuring work by Alicia Mikles
Mikon Hall of Worlds appears quarterly at Collective: Unconscious

Listen to interview from the
the Life and Living Show 02/05/04/
aired on the UK radio/web station Resonance FM
here.

See video footage of the exhibition here.

See Views of Mikon here. See high resolution/print ready images of Mikon here.

See how the Mikon system of computer control,
programming, projection, sound here.

Contact Mikon Hall of Worlds creator here, hebdemnobad@yahoo.com