Senses Places @ InterACT! (Second Life & IST + DH)

Às Terças-Feiras, entre 25 de Outubro de 2011 e 15 de Janeiro de 2012, o projecto Senses Places, ambiente participativo de realidade mista, estará presente e aberto à participação no jardim interior do IST-Taguspark.

Esta presença decorre no âmbito da participação deste projecto de dança-tecnologia no InterACT!, Exposição de Arte Interactiva Virtual no Second Life©, organizada pela Linden Endowment for the Arts.

Senses Places desenvolve formas integradas de interacção de corpo inteiro entre participantes-performers, via transmissão vídeo, câmara web, Wii mote©, e em breve Kinect©.

De entre os visitantes espalhados pelo mundo, algumas das sessões no IST-Taguspark incluem performances com colaboradores na Universidade Digital Hollywood, em Tóquio, entre outras.

Senses Places @ InterACT! LEA Art Show

A Linden Endowment for the Arts exhibition showcasing interactive virtual art

Curated by L1Aura Loire/Lori Landay, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Visual Culture & Interactive Media, Berklee College of Music

LEA4  October 15, 2011 – January 15, 2012

Virtual art can invite, or even insist, that you interact with it. The artists in this exhibition cleverly and creatively make art out of interactions between data, objects, actions, and people within and beyond the virtual world in a stunning array of installations and experiences that stretch the possibilities of virtual art. Expect the unexpected, and click whenever you can. #interactLEA

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 other’s physical bodies, video mediations, avatar moves, and/or environmental changes.

Senses Places – Mixed Reality Participatory Performance Environment by:

Butler2 Evelyn/Isabel Valverde, PT
Toddles Lightworker/Todd Cochrane, NZ
In Yan/Keiji Mitsubuchi, JP
Island Habana/Yukihiko Yoshida; JP
Anisabel/Ana Moura, PT

Also Physical site @ Ler Devagar, Rua Rodrigues Faria,, Lx Factory, 1300-501 Alcântara, Lisboa, PORTUGAL
(Antiga Gráfica Mirandela em Alcântara) 103 – Ed. G – 0.3,

Note to the Participants: SENSES PLACES’ SL environment is always open and you can get the desktop-free interfaces, plus the Livestream channels’ logins and passwords to share your video image, from the SENSES PLACES Giver in the space. 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 feedback about your experience or help message, in case you have a problem running the interfaces.
Good Luck!!!