MEAT PUPPET ARCADE
TITLE: MEAT PUPPET ARCADE
CATEGORY: Sensors, Photogrammetry, Avatar, Identity/privacy, Installation
DATE: Nov 2016
COLLABORATORS: Matt Romein
DESCRIPTION: Interactive installation projects by Matt Romein and Joseph Mango that feature physical interfaces to play with virtual 3D human scans with elastic properties. Also supplemented with a website for anyone to download our rigged 3D nude bodies http://downloadmybody.com/ for anyone to use in there future projects. This project was created for an installation at a festival in Amsterdam called IDFA DocLabs.
IDFA DocLab is a festival program for new media within the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam(IDFA). The mission of IDFA DocLab is to showcase interactive documentaries and other new digital art forms that successfully push the boundaries of documentary storytelling in the age of the interface. Projects are curated and presented online, as well as during live cinema events, exhibitions, workshops and industry panels.
FLESH CUBE is a physical to digital interface to interact with Matt and my digital nude bodies in a new way that changes the perspective of how we view the human form. The digital cube directly correlates to the movement of the physical cube, allowing you to get a little wild and send some floppy bodies flailing.
LIMB BLASTER is a physical to digital interface which lets you choose which body part to blast into a 3D environment. It's like pinball, but sexier.
BODY CANNON has two player option to blast Matt and my body into an area that piles our bodies together and with the ability to dump them into space. Now that's what I call a good time.
We created a supplementary website that allows you to download your very own versions of me and Matt Romein. Use them in projects, use them for character rigging, push them, poke them, hell 3D print them and make a lamp out of them. Print your very own Matt and Joe action figures and put them in compromising positions that makes your boss gasp when he walks past your desk. Get your friends to pitch in and 3D print lifesize versions for the next hen party.