Game installation by Jorge Nuno Coutinho where computer and human compete in a game of arcade classic Breakout - the difference being real players use actual balls to eliminate bricks - video embedded below:Revenge of Revenge of Doh (RoRoD) is an interactive installation based on the video game Arkanoid: Revenge of Doh (Taito, 1987). Just like in any other Breakout clone, the player’s goal in this game is to break bricks on the top of the screen using a ball.Revenge of Revenge of Doh isn’t different in any way, but it does expand this concept. Players are playing “against the computer”, competing in each level to see who’s able to destroy the biggest amount of bricks. The computer uses the classical method of bouncing a ball with a paddle. The players, on the other hand, employ the much more natural method of actually throwing a physical ball against the wall where the screen is projected.
Incredibly impressive interactive dynamic display which demonstrates potential possibilities working with adaptive form both locally and remotely - video embedded below:
inFORM is a Dynamic Shape Display that can render 3D content physically, so users can interact with digital information in a tangible way. inFORM can also interact with the physical world around it, for example moving objects on the table’s surface. Remote participants in a video conference can be displayed physically, allowing for a strong sense of presence and the ability to interact physically at a distance. inFORM is a step toward our vision of Radical Atoms: tangible.media.mit.edu/vision/
The largest Land Art portrait in the UK and Ireland of a young girl, combining traditional and satellite tech to create it - video embedded below:
Spanning 11 acres of land in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, Wish is the portrait of an anonymous Belfast child which has been created by internationally acclaimed Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada in partnership with the City and its people. Using only natural materials and cutting edge satellite technology the final piece represents the largest piece the artist has ever created and will be free for all to view throughout the Festival.
More about the piece, as well as a time-lapse video of the work being made, can be found at the Belfast festival’s webpage here