You are invited to the opening night reception of Slamdance DIG (Digital, Interactive and Gaming), with live performance by The Paranoyds!
If you can't make it to our opening event, DIG will be open December 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 10th! Admission is free and open to the public.
DIG is a showcase from Slamdance dedicated to new independent artists working in hybrid, immersive, and emerging forms of digital media art.
DIG represents a discovery of unique experiences. DIG projects are reflective and bombastic by turns, allowing attendees to be surprised by a variety of different interactions. DIG projects emphasize touch, personal visual perspective, innovative connections between space and movement, and finding sense in uncertainty.
The projects featured in this year's program are:
(THREE² x 3P2:VR) by Float (Kate Parsons and Ben Vance), is an interactive virtual journey heightened by optical illusions and atmospheric audio where spherical hybrids act as portals as the viewer navigates a simulated aural space to an original score by Kid606.
Bad News by Expressive Intelligence Studio Design (James Ryan, Ben Samuel, Adam Summerville), is an installation-based game that combines procedural generation, deep simulation and live performance. In the summer of 1979, a resident in an American small town has died alone at home, and a mortician's assistant — the player — is tasked with tracking down and notifying the next of kin.
Infinit-o by Corazon Del Sol, is a conceptual portrait on the life and influence of three generations of female artists, Eugenia Butler, Eugenia P. Butler and Corazon Del Sol, with theme elements that oscillate between absurd dreaminess and narrative vehicles that explore the archetypes of womanhood.
Manifold Garden by William Chyr, is a first-person exploration game in which the player rediscovers gravity and explores an Escher-esque world of impossible architecture to solve physics-defying puzzles.
Natural History by Lilian Mehrel and Serena Parr, with original music by Eric Beam, takes a look at the natural world through 360-degree video.
Soundstage by Logan Olson, is a virtual reality music sandbox built specifically for room-scale virtual reality.
The Magic Dance Mirror by Kyle Ruddick, is an interactive visual music and dance experience that creates stylized mirror images of those using it with dynamic animated visuals based on a user’s movement, audio and social interactions.
You Must Be 18 or Older to Enter by Seemingly Pointless, re-creates the feeling of being a prepubescent kid looking at porn for the first time through interactive fiction elements combined with ASCII styled art.
More information about these projects can be found here: showcase.slamdance.com/DIG