Künstlerinnenpreis NRW 2022
web-based live event
The female artist award NRW has a long history of promoting female artists from a variety of fields. In 2022 the event was held virtually.
We devised and built a first-of-its-kind web app to host the ceremony and celebrate the laureates' work.
Studio von Monkiewitsch
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»there were a lot of errors«
scroll mechanicsThe page builds up as the event progresses, continually scrolling as new words emerge.
ASCII coutureThe code editor is the place many digital artists spend most of their time. The app leans heavily on this aesthetic as well as referencing DOS-era color palettes.
Speech to TextSpoken text is being written out in real-time, laying bare the machine's somewhat spotty perception of spoken language.
Live ReactionsThe audience may celebrate the laureates and express their love for topics discussed by spawning bitmap hearts.
Real-Time CommunicationHosts can share their screen and are present through their voice and its visual representation. Guests are present as animated circles that change appearance according to the event's current stage.
Be kind, rewindThe event was captured live to enable playback after the fact. This allows a broader audience to experience this special evening.
re-experience the event at kp22.neoanalog.io
under the hood
A dedicated Node.js server talks to the client app through socket.io, enabling low-latency live reactions, cursor positions and live speech transcription.
Voice and screen share is achieved through a third-party RTC service provider.
Speech to Text is done client-side, continuously sent to the server, processed and broadcast back to the audience.
The application was developed through a highly iterative approach, qualifying each design decision on a live prototype to establish patterns and mechanisms that serve the experience best.