List of selected projects for the INTERACTIVOS? LIMA'09: MAGIC AND TECNOLOGY workshop, which will take place in Lima (Perú) from April 13 through 28, 2009. Open call for collaborators: March 6 - April 7.
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by Katya Álvarez (México)
An interactive installation with a modified "theremin" where two antennae record the movement of hands in the air. This movement makes it possible to move real objects placed across from the viewer on a specially designed artificial wall, creating the illusion of energy produced by the hands. The participant will feel that he or she is moving objects without having to touch anything.
by Carles Gutiérrez (Spain)
It consists of an interactive installation where participants place their arms in a magic box and then see how it turns into a virtual animal’s leg in real time. Movements, images and sounds made with the arm and fingers will match the hoof and animal’s or insect’s leg, depending on the specific colours, width, etc.
by Julian Pérez and Julio Lucio (Spain)
This is a suitcase/table to perform techno-magic shows. This “flight case” turns into the perfect table to do magic, which includes a computer with technology developed at the Interactivos?'07 workshop. Some shoes were also created that make it possible for the magician to control the functions of the magic box wirelessly. Now the objective is to test and improve the prototype, as well as implement new games that make it possible to interact with projections on the screen.
by Kyd Campbell (Canada- Germany)
It is an interactive solar installation for recycling digital images discarded by an anonymous public. The goal is to gather, count and transform those images, to then turn them into a natural phenomenon: a rainbow. The basic question raised by the project is: Where do those digital images we discard go? Rainbows is a practical action so that our digital garbage undergoes a metamorphosis.
by Pierre Proske (Australia - Austria)
This is an interactive installation where the concept of looking inside and outside of a frame is explored. The image captured will follow people’s movements, stalking them. The image on the screen will move depending on which way participants move, which may mean that images will be shown beyond the frame.
by Ricardo Nascimento (Brasil - Austria)
This is an installation that allows the public to manipulate shadows of common objects (chairs, tables, plants, etc.) placed at random in front of a screen. The user can manipulate the appearance of the shadows by using a magic want, modifying their shape, rotation, size, colour, and even producing distorted effects in them.
de Jose Castro (Argentina)
This is an interactive installation made up of a thread of drops of water flowing vertically from a fountain. The viewer, extending his or her hand toward them, can (by illusion) modify the behaviour of the drops, which will move forward, backward, at different speeds, or hold still in the air, which makes it possible to explore our perception of time. LED strobe lights will be used to illuminate the drops and thus modify viewers’ perception of their position in space.
by Andrea Sosa and Rolando Sánchez (Argentina- Perú)
This is an interactive installation where multiple users, by synchronizing their heart beats, can revive a man who is “lying” in the middle of the area. This way, the sum of shared gestures produces a magic act. The work fosters collective effort and the synchronization of wills to create a magic moment: the return to life. This work is inspired by the poem "Masa", by the Peruvian poet César Vallejo.