ME AND MY SHADOW: an immersive experience connecting people through a shared virtual environment
ME AND MY SHADOW, a project commissioned in the framework of MADE (Mobility for Digital Arts in Europe), consists of 4 installations situated in different European countries (London, Paris, Istanbul and Brussels) which operate in real time as online portals, give access to a 3D shared virtual environment and allow the simultaneous interaction of the public.
The object of this work is to invite the user to interact and to communicate with both their own representation and with that of other users, in a visual and sound universe, immersive and progressive, combining motion capture (based on multiple Microsoft Kinects) and telepresence. The ‘shadows’ that users cast in the virtual space can at the same time sculpt three-dimensional objects and sound, while their movement also allows navigation and interaction with other users. Each user is encouraged in this way to experience in realtime a true physical and ubiquitous choreographic language but also to explore new connections between the geographical, social, physical and virtual universes of these 4 places.
Read more on the process on Jo Hyde’s dedicated blog: http://madeshadow.wordpress.com/
Text source: http://madeshadow.wordpress.com
Video source: BODY>DATA>SPACE