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  • Una imagen vale por mil palabras, y un interfaz vale por mil imágenes.

    Ben Scheiderman

    La explanada del Atrio de San Francisco alojará WIDE/SIDE, obra del artista portugués João Martinho Moura. Creada especialmente para VAW 2015, WIDE/SIDE es una escultura interactiva en la cual intervienen forma, imagen y sonido; en un volumen se proyectan distintas imágenes que reaccionan a los movimientos del público gracias a elementos inteligentes que los captan, haciendo que los gestos de los cuerpos se vuelvan agentes creadores. Este mismo mecanismo activa diversos cambios en el sonido.

    El resultado es un planteo hipnótico de oníricos trayectos visuales y sonoros, así como también un juego en donde el público pueda ver reflejados sus movimientos en una distorsión casi psicodélica.

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    An image is worth a thousand words, and an interface is worth a thousand images.
    Ben Scheiderman

    The clearing in front of the Atrio de San Francisco will host WIDE/SIDE, work by the Portuguese artists João Martinho Moura. Created specifically for VAW 2015, WIDE/SIDE is an interactive sculpture in which form, image and sound intertwine; on large volume shape that serves as a canvas on which different images are projected, these in turn react to the publics movements by means of intelligent devices that capture them, turning the body’s gestures into creative agents. This same mechanism activates diverse changes in the audio as well.

    The result is a hypnotic proposal of visual and audio trajectories and simultaneously a game in which the audience can see their movements reflected in a psychedelic distortion.

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    Atrio de San Francisco – desde el 3 al 8 de febrero del 2015, de 18 a 23:30 hs

  • João Martinho Moura ha presentado trabajos e investigaciones y varias conferencias relacionadas con las artes y tecnologías, incluyendo el International Festival for the Post-Digital Creation Culture OFFF (2008); World Congress on Communication and Arts (2010); SHiFT – Social and Human Ideas for Technology (2009); International Symposium on Computational Aesthetics in Graphics, Visualization, and Imaging CAe (2008); ARTECH (2008); ARTECH (2010); Computer Interaction (2009); ZON Digital Games (2007); International Creative Arts Fair (2008); ZON Multimédia Premium (2008); Le Corps Numérique – Centre Culturel Saint-Exupéry (2011); Semibreve Award (2012); TEI International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (2011); Guimarães European Capital of Culture 2012; Bodycontrolled Series LEAP – Lab for Electronic Arts and Performance Berlin (2012); Futureplaces (2012); Ars Electronica Animation Festival (2012); SLSA Conference – Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (2013), xCoAx – Computation Communication Aesthetics and X (2013) y European Space Agency (2014).

    Actualmente João Martinho Moura lleva a cabo su investigación en engageLab, un laboratorio en la intersección de las artes y la tecnología auspiciado por dos centros de investigación en la Universidad de Minho, el Centre for Communication and Society Studies y el Centre Algoritmi.

    João Martinho Moura is a media artist and researcher born in Portugal. His interests are focused in digital art, intelligent interfaces, digital music and computational aesthetics. João has a special interest in real-time visualization and body driven digital interactive artifacts. He received, in 2013, the National Multimedia Award – Art & Culture, from the Multimedia Association in Portugal. His works were displayed in Portugal, Italy, USA, UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Israel, Austria, China and Japan, and are included in the curated collections Selected Works ARS ELECTRONICA Animation Festival (Linz, 2012) and the Processing curated collection (USA, 2008).

    João Martinho Moura has presented his work and research in a variety of conferences related to the arts and technology, including the International Festival for the Post-Digital Creation Culture OFFF (2008); World Congress on Communication and Arts (2010); SHiFT – Social and Human Ideas for Technology (2009); International Symposium on Computational Aesthetics in Graphics, Visualization, and Imaging CAe (2008); ARTECH (2008); ARTECH (2010); Computer Interaction (2009); ZON Digital Games (2007); International Creative Arts Fair (2008); ZON Multimédia Premium (2008); Le Corps Numérique – Centre Culturel Saint-Exupéry (2011); Semibreve Award (2012); TEI International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (2011); Guimarães European Capital of Culture 2012; Bodycontrolled Series LEAP – Lab for Electronic Arts and Performance Berlin (2012); Futureplaces (2012); Ars Electronica Animation Festival (2012); SLSA Conference – Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (2013), xCoAx – Computation Communication Aesthetics and X (2013), European Space Agency (2014). João Martinho Moura is conducting his research at engageLab, a laboratory at the intersection of arts and technology established by two research centers at University of Minho, the Centre for Communication and Society Studies and the Centre Algoritmi.

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    WIDE/SIDE: En WIDE/SIDE el espectador es un participante activo que dialoga con el artefacto, cambiándolo visual o auditivamente. Su exploración interactiva genera un proceso de flujo cinético y audiovisual continuo, a veces dinámico, a veces meramente investigativo. La pieza también representa una forma de arte virtual y percepción inmersiva en la que el público puede ser, al mismo tiempo, creador y el objeto creado.

    Al aproximarse a la obra, los ciudadanos reconocen sus personas virtuales (definidas aquí como sus siluetas audiovisuales) que representan sus movimientos y expresividad. Un sistema interactivo, hecho con una interfaz desarrollada para este propósito, interpreta los gestos empíricos de los actores: visión computada, procesamiento de imágenes y sonido en tiempo-real que genera metamorfosis visuales y generativas, creando una coreografía interactiva donde los movimientos de los usuarios se mezclan con los movimientos de la imagen y viceversa. De este modo, el trabajo representa un medio ambiente vivo en espacio auto-generativo, proveído por el involucramiento activo del usuario/espectador, abriendo un camino hacia nuevas sensaciones físicas y percepciones que surgen de la acción.

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    WIDE/SIDE is an interactive digital artwork for public experience, specially designed for the VAW Festival in Mexico City, by João Martinho Moura. João's interests are focused in intelligent interfaces, digital art, digital music and computational aesthetics involving gesture and movement expressiveness. Over the last decade, he has created a series of digital artifacts involving audience participation. WIDE/SIDE aims the development of a big dimension interactive sculpture artwork, to be placed in the center of the Atrio de San Francisco venue, with which local citizens can interact, within their presence, movements and gestures.

    In WIDE/SIDE, the viewer is an active participant, dialoguing with the artifact, changing it, either visually or sonically. His interactive exploration provides a process of continuous audiovisual and kinetic flow, sometimes dynamic, sometimes merely exploratory. The work also represents a form of virtual art and perceptual immersion (visual, auditory, kinetic) by the experiencer, which can be, at the same time, the creator and the created object. The citizens of the city, when approaching the artwork, pass to attend their virtual personas (here defined as their audiovisual silhouettes) that represent their movements and expressiveness (Moura, JM et al, 2008). Empirical gestures of experiencers are interpreted in real time by the interactive system, composed by the interface component developed for this purpose: computer vision, image processing and real-time sound that generates visual and generative metamorphosis, creating an interactive choreography where movements of users mingled with the movements of the image, and vice versa. Thus, the work represents a living environment in space in self-regeneration, provided by an active involvement of users / experiencers, opening a way to new physical sensations and perceptions arising from the action.

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