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The Waikato Matrix


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The Waikato Matrix was a prototype experiment which tested the interactive IT infrastructure of a sensor mesh network in the live setting of a black box theater. Participants wandered around a maze created by theater blacks suspended from the rigging. The semi-dark space was filled with haze and participant's movements triggered sound, lighting and mechanical actuation (sirens, an overhead glitter drop, audience blinders, LED lighting etc.)
This work was partially successful, but suffered from multiple sound card failures, and a lack of funding.

Item Type: Media arts item
Uncontrolled Keywords: Interactive, participatory, theatre, Meteor, Spark international festival of the arts, Hamilton, New Zealand, performative, experimental, arts, participatory aesthetics,
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
M Music and Books on Music > M Music
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
T Technology > TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts
Divisions: Schools > School of Media Arts
Depositing User: Joe Citizen
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2017 23:21
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 04:35

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