We will be showing three amazing prototypes which include: The Quetzal, Alone Together, and Heart of Stars!
Alone Together (Shawn Kerwin, Laurel MacDonald)
Alone Together is an “art-app” for the Blackberry Playbook tablet that uses poetic wordplay and expressive videos to remind us that we can always reframe our relationships with the Other.
Heart of Stars (Vanessa Shaver, Tsu-Ching Yu)
Using the groundbreaking technology of the Microsoft Kinect and building on the innovation of the Kinect open source community, Heart of Stars lets users become 3D avatars made of points of light and float through space. Combining high-resolution images of deep space with gesture-triggered operatic electronica, Heart of Stars entices all users to defy gravity and try to fly through the cosmos.
The Quetzal (Michael Evask, Mark Thoburn)
The Quetzal is an interactive narrative (story-game) interfaced via EEG biofeedback. Harnessing the latest in consumer-level EEG technology, The Quetzal weaves 2D illustrations and 3D game play into a rich narrative tapestry. Through the power of thought, audience members become actors in The Quetzal. The result is an engaging, emotional experience that is the future of interactive cinema.