A Way To Go is an impressive online experience that demonstrates the potential of future creativity, combining interactive 3D video, animation, illustration and (if you have a headset), virtual reality, recommended to everyone.
Put together by Vincent Morisset, Caroline Robert, Édouard Lanctôt-Benoit and produced by the National Film Board of Canada, this work was included in the interactive section of the most recent Sundance Film Festival. You are an anonymous character who can either walk or run in a woods setting, maybe stop to look around and examine the surroundings. From scene to scene, your mouse clicks perform various effects from the visual to the audio. Here, animation is not a passive experience and you have some sense of agency, all of this put together using current web technology.
You have to check this out for yourself – you need to use the Google Chrome web browser, put look around, play around, and have fun here.
Interactive installation by Dan Rosenfeld is a small playful game featuring little people who live in a wall. Installed at the Urban Putt indoor miniature golf course, participants place their ball into it and have to work out how to get it back, interacting with the holographic dwellers – video embedded below.
Extraterrestria is DJ Qbert’s long-awaited follow up to his groundbreaking debut album, Wave Twisters (2001), and it features a pretty next level album cover. The printed cover is actually a set of functional Bluetooth MIDI decks and DJ controller that connects to iOS and OSX, making it the world’s first interactive album packaging.
QBert’s company Thud Rumble collaborated with Algoriddim and Novalia to create an album cover that allows fans to manipulate the album (or any mp3s) by moving their fingers along the surface. Apparently most of the copies will be going to those that funded the project on Kickstarter, with a small number made available through Thud Rumble.
Watch the video below to see it in action!
OUTSIDE is an interactive installation of a projected frame floating in space. Everything that goes through the frame modulates the frequencies of an FM radio and controls the projected visuals.
The work was developed by Montreal-based studio, Iregular, as part of the Human Futures program of artistic exchange between Canada and Europe. The work explores how technology is making us more and more reclusive.
Watch the video below.