SENSES PLACES / LUGARES SENTIDOS
January 15, 2012
Mixed Reality Participatory Performance Environment at the closing of 3 months of virtual permanence @ InterACT! Virtual Interactive Artshow Second Life LEA4
By Butler2 Evelyn/Isabel Valverde & Toddles Lightworker/Todd Cochrane
Physical-Virtual Performance by CILxJAM – Contacto Improvisação Lisboa Jam
@ Auditório BMOR, Biblioteca Municipal Orlando Ribeiro, Telheiras, Lisboa, Portugal
Artistic Direction: Isabel Valverde (Lisbon, PT)
Interfaces & Interactive Environment: Todd Cochrane (Wellington, NZ), Isabel Valverde, Keiji Mitsubuchi (Tokyo, JP)
Performers: Isabel Valverde, João Edral, André Mourão, Inês D’Almey, Janete, Rita Gaspar,
Avatars: Anisabel/Ana Moura, Lux Nix/Clara Gomes, In Yan/Keiji Mitsubuchi, Island Habana/Yukihiko Yoshida, Jun Makime, Yumi Sagara and others + all visitors appearing in Second Life as video images and avatars
Music: APROXIMATE (PT)
Technical Team: Nuno Loureiro, Isabel Valverde, Inês D'Almey (Lisboa, PT)
Biometric Device: ARTICA
Software Som: Nick Rothweel
Coordination: Isabel Valverde, Ana Rocha (PT)
On January 15, you can see for yourself the mixed reality performance/participatory environment that is Senses Places at InterACT! on LEA4. There are two ways of interacting with your avatar from outside of the Second Life interface: the webcam interface and the wii mote. For the wii mote, you need a mac computer (that is the platform the program you download was written for), but for the webcam, all you need is the webcam, and the HUD available at Senses Places. Instructions are at the environment, too.
Mixed Reality Participatory Performance Environment
With livestream video of performers in Portugal and Japan who will also be in SL, as well as the opportunity for you to participate in SL, with or without a mixed reality component of your own with webcam or wii mote. If you have either of those, you can manipulate your avatar from outside SL. Come over and experiment with other people who are doing that, too, and see what it's like.
Instructions and a HUD are available at the Senses Places environment,
@ INTERACT! LEA4's Festival de Arte Interactiva Virtual
Second Life > 15 Outubro a 15 Janeiro.
Curated by L1Aura Loire/Lori Landay (Berklee College of Music; USA)
Nesta última performance participativa de realidade mista no contexto do InterACT! com a CILxJam, vamos ter uma última oportunidade experimentarmos as interfaces de forma corporealizada através do movimento entre corpos físicos, imagens e avatares numa interacção de grupo. Começaremos por receber os participantes guiando-os na corporealização das interfaces do projecto: Livestream, Webcam and Nitendo’s Wii mote. Introduzindo os participantes na relação com o seu e outros corpos físicos e imagem video através do Livestream, e com avatars através da Webcam e da Wii mote, pondo-as a funcionar na hora.
Seguidamente prosseguiremos com a jam-performance participativa própriamente dita, numa perspectiva de Underscore, improvisando em conexão consciente com as muliplas percepções cinestésicas, visuais, auditivas, tacteis, de equilíbrio, temperatura, etc, deixando-as guiar as nossas acções. Esta abordagem inclusiva veem emergindo durante as jams semanais com experiencias de practicas somáticas relacionadas, como o BMC, Release, Alexander,Tai Chi, Authentic Movement, Reiki e Butoh.
In this last participatory performance we will have one more chance to learn how to interact through your movement with your and other avatars. We will start welcoming the physical and virtual participants, leading them to embodied interaction with 3 types of interfaces: Livestream, Webcam and Nitendo’s Wii mote. Introducing participants to the relation with their image through a livestream broadcast, and with the avatar through Webcam and Wii mote.
Next we will improvise with one or all of the interfaces focusing on the grounding while interacting with ourselves and others in the physical and virtual space, as physical, image or/and avatar bodies, becoming aware of the multiple perceptions shifting and progressing leading our connected actions/choices. Movement and contact/connection (physical and virtual) will start slow for allowing the awareness of sensing the micro events and interactions, multiple channels of local and remote communication.
Sobre o Senses Places
Senses Places/Lugares Sentidos é um ambiente participativo e de performance em realidade mista. Uma colaboração em dança-tecnologia gerando interfaces multimodais para o corpo inteiro canalizada para uma abordagem de dança somática transcultural. Senses Places stressa a consciência e integração perceptiva simultânea local-remota, em que os participantes e ambientes se encontram e envolvem cinestéticamente/sinestéticamente.
Que realidades corporealizadas e trocas culturais específicas emergem neste envolvimento multi-participativo? Ligados entre si e a avatars através das interfaces sugeridas: Livestream, webcam, Wii mote e, brevemente o Kinect, tudo depende da atitude dos participantes na experiência interactiva com os seus corpos físicos, mediações vídeo, animações dos avatars, e/ou alterações ambientais.
About Senses Places
Senses Places is a playful mixed reality performance environment for audience participation. An ongoing dance-technology collaboration generating whole body multimodal interfacings keen to a somatic cross-cultural approach; Senses Places stresses the awareness and integration of simultaneous perceptive, local-remote connections, where participants and environments meet and engage kinesthetic/synesthetically.
What emerging embodied realities and cultural specific exchanges will surface by the multi-participant varied involvement? Linked to avatars through the suggested interfaces: Livestream, webcam, Wiimote©, and soon Kinect©, it all depends on the participants’ attitude throughout the interactive experience through their own and each others' physical bodies, video mediations, avatar moves, and/or environmental changes.
Biblioteca Municipal Orlando Ribeiro, PT
WelTec, Wellington Institute of Technology, NZ
IHSIS, Institute of Humane Studies and Intelligent Sciences
IST/Taguspark, Oeiras, PT
DH, Digital Hollywood University, JP
Senses Places Blog: http://sensesplaces.wordpress.com/
Linden Endownment for the Arts Blog: http://lindenarts.blogspot.com/2011/11/mixed-reality-participatory.html
CILxJAM Blog: http://contactoimprovisacaolxjam.blogspot.com
NOTE ON INTERFACES
Senses Places SL environment is always open and you can get the 3 desktop-free interfaces from the SENSES PLACES Giver. Just copy and follow the instructions.
You need to have a webcam, and for the wii mote, a mac computer. And an extra camera for the livestream video.
We would appreciate if you send some comment or feedback about your experience or contact us in case you have a problem running the interfaces at
Good Luck and HAVE FUN!!!
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