Boston Cyberarts 2005 Festival Event
Fri 04/22/2005 - Sat 05/07/2005
The New England Institute of Art features Interactive Media Designer Feng Mengbo of Beijing, China. Step into “Q4U”, Mengbo’s interactive game based on Quake III Arena™ (Id Software, Inc. 1999). Q4U is shown with three computers and three projectors. It is an interactive, internet connected installation where the artist is the antagonist.
In addition to Mengbo’s Q4U, NEiA students and faculty offer several interactive experiences for the viewers exploration including:
"Kod" - Interested in the expressive and communicative potential of the traditionally silent and purely computational material in digital code, NEiA faculty member Kate Nazemi isolates unique letter in code, analayzes their sounds of speech and discoveres "kod" - the language of code reconfigured as phonetic poetry. The user turns a device which controls the flow rate of poetry (both projected and heard).
"You are Here" - Students and faculty of the Interactive Audio course (programming audio with Flash)under the direction of NEiA faculty member Michelle Yaiser, create a cyberworld of aural interactivity. The user has a unique experience every time s/he enters. Using "Making Things" input devices the user controls the sounds and images.
"Whoo" - NEiA Faculty member Julia Griffey creates an interactive, animated physical exhibit about barn owls. The user learns about the owls by jumping, touching or stepping in different ways on an interactive mat.
April 22-May 8, Mon-Thur 8:30am-8pm, Fri 8:30am-5pm, Sat 9am-3pm.
Opening Reception: Tue, April 26, 6pm Opeing reception. Artist talk by Feng Mengbo on Q4U and his interactive media design career in the Plaza Room at 7pm.
For more info call 617.582.4442