YMYI (2007) Interactive installation - João Martinho Moura

Conception:


YMYI (You Move You Interact) (João Martinho Moura - 2007) is an interactive installation, where one is supposed to build up a body language dialogue with an artificial system so as to effectively achieve a synchronized performance between the real user´s body and the virtual object itself. The project aims at exploring a spatial sphere,where the user/performer is invited to develop his own creative inspiration based on his own body gestures and movements.

Reflecting on the concept present in YMYI, we realized that the user expectations on our installation were twofold - narrative and image. Underlying these concepts, that relate to us as Humans, and our perception of ourselves and the surrounding environment, we truly believe that the following definitions presented by the scientist António Damásio constituted a resourceful enlightenment. According to Damásio, on the one hand "
the images (mental patterns) may be conscious or unconscious (...) The unconscious images are never directly accessible. The images access is to be provided in a single first person perspective ( my images, everyone´s images). On the other hand, the neural patterns are to be provided in a third person perspective. If I considered the possibility of observing my own neural patterns resorting to advanced technology, I would be always doing it in the third person perspective." ( DAMÁSIO, 2000:362).

We have the pleasure of leaving you an excerpt of his book "The Feeling of What Happens", which sums up the idealised proposal to the users of the YMYI artefact:

"It narrates a story, the story of a living organism unexpectedly astonished by performing its own change status while representing an object. However, what strikes the most is the fact that the knowing entity responsile for the act of astonishing is only created throughout the astonishment narration process."

(Damásio: 2000: 202.)
(1) DAMÁSIO, ANTÓNIO R. (2000). The Feeling of What Happens. Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness.
A Harvest Book
Harcourt Inc.

 













YMYI - You Move You Interact.
Space where the user interacts with a living image through his body movements.











YMYI Image Gallery:







The YMYI Setup:




first sketch





end structure design





Exhibitions and Conferences:

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22nd of February, 2008
Information Systems Department
University of Minho, Portugal

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From the 29th of March to the 12th April, 2008
Forum da Maia
Main room at Fórum da Maia, YMYI exhibition
Maia town, Portugal

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From the 18th of April to the 20th April, 2008
SIARC - International Creative Arts Fair
Mercado Ferreira Borges
Oporto town, Portugal

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From the 18th to the 20th June, 2008
International Symposium on Computational Aesthetics in Graphics, Visualization,
and Imaging
YMYI Exhibition & Performance

Lisbon, Portugal


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04th July, 2008 (21:30)
Centro Cultural Vila Flôr (grande auditório)
YMYI Performance
Guimarães, Portugal

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July/August, 2008
Theater piece: "O Donzel do Cavaleiro Dom Quixote"
Written by Luis Matilla and directed by Moncho Rodriguez.
YMYI video sequences were used during the theater piece, inside an interactive stage.
Portugal

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10th of September, 2008
RTP - National Television Program Em Reportagem: "ninguém vive sosinho"
YMYI video sequences were used in a Video Report, reporting today's young children
living without a family.
Portugal

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2nd of October, 2008
YMYI Project has been included in the curated selection of processing.org
http://processing.org/exhibition/curated_page_new.html


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From the 15th to the 17th October, 2008 (article presentation)
INTERACÇÃO 2008
3ª Conferência Nacional em Interacção Pessoa-Máquina
Article: "YMYI - You Move You Interact : Developing a dancing performance system for full body
interaction"
Universidade de Évora
Évora, Portugal

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17th of October, 2008
Talk at Shift'08
Social and Human Ideas For Technology
Lisbon's International Fair Meeting Centre
Parque das Nações, Lisbon, Portugal

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From the 06th to the 07th November, 2008 (article presentation)
ZON Digital Games Conference
Article: "You Move You Interact: Compreender os novos paradigmas de apreensão estética através de jogos digitais interactivos ádios cognitivos de aprendizagem"
Portuguese Catholic University
Porto, Portugal


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From the 07th to the 08th November, 2008 (article presentation)
ARTECH 2008
4th International Conference on Digital Arts
Article: "You Move You Interact: a full-body dance in-between reality and virtuality"
Portuguese Catholic University
Porto, Portugal

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From the 10th to the 13th November, 2008 (article presentation)
II Simpósio Nacional da ABCIBER
PUC-SP - ASSOCIAÇÃO BRASILEIRA DE PESQUISADORES EM CIBECULTURA
Article: "YMYI - Uma dança virtual de corpos em metamorfose artística num ciberespaço"
Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP)
S. Paulo, Brasil


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15th of December, 2008
The ZON Prize for Creativeness in Multimedia
Centro de Congressos do Estoril
YMYI was included in the final sellection of the the ZON prize for Creativeness in Multimedia.
YMYI received a Finalist Award
Lisboa, Portugal

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8th of May, 2009
OFFF - International Festival for the Post-Digital Creation Culture.
http://www.offf.ws/


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16th of August, 2009
Video Exhibition at the Hong Kong Space Museum Lecture Hall.
Joao Martinho Moura will present his recent artistic developments on dance and interactivity.
Commissioned by GreatDance and the City Contemporary Dance Company in Hong Kong
Hong Kong


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01st - 04th of October, 2009
Exhibition at the Pluto Festival, Belgium
Curated by Pieter Coussement and Tim de Vis (Institute for Psychoacoustica and Electronic Music, University Ghent, Belgium)
http://pluto-festival.be/
Brussels, Belgium


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from 13st of February to 23th of May, 2010
YMYI exhibition in Destelheide, Belgium
Curated by Lies Jacob, Destelheide, DHArts
Belgium


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from 1st of February to 12th of February, 2011
YMYI Exhibition at the Centre Culturel Saint-Exupéry - Festival Chemins Numériques #4
Le Corps Numérique Curated by Clémentine Treu, REIMS, France
France


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joao martinho moura speaking at OFFF

Joao Martinho Moura (www.jmartinho.net) speaking at OFFF
International Festival For The Post-Digital Culture. 8th May 2009 (foto: Filipa Castro)


joao martinho moura speaking at OFFF

Joao Martinho Moura (www.jmartinho.net) speaking at OFFF
International Festival For The Post-Digital Culture. 8th May 2009 (foto: Filipa Castro)


joao martinho moura speaking at OFFF

Joao Martinho Moura (www.jmartinho.net) speaking at OFFF
International Festival For The Post-Digital Culture. 8th May 2009 (foto: Filipa Castro)






Picture of YMYI exhibition at Centro Cultural Vila Flôr in Guimarães, Portugal

 

Publications:

 

João Martinho Moura; Jorge Sousa. University of Minho. Computational Aesthetics ’08: Arts Programme. Curated Exhibition. The Eurographics Association 2008. June 2008. Pag. 144. ISBN 978-3-905674-08-8

 

João Martinho Moura; Jorge Sousa; Pedro Branco & Adérito Fernandes Marcos. You Move You Interact: a full-body dance in-between reality and virtuality. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Digital Arts - ARTECH 2008, Porto, Portugal, November 2008. Pages 49-54. ISBN 978-989-95776-3-3

 

João Martinho Moura; Jorge Sousa; Nelson Zagalo. YMYI: Compreender os novos paradigmas de apreensão estética através de jogos digitais interactivos incorporando estádios cognitivos de aprendizagem. Actas da ZON Digital Games, Porto, Portugal, November 2008. ISBN 978-989-95500-2-5

 

João Martinho Moura; Jorge Sousa; Pedro Branco & Adérito Fernandes Marcos. You Move You Interact - Developing a dancing performance system for full body interaction. Actas da 3ª Conferência Nacional em Interacção Pessoa-Máquina, Évora, Portugal, October 2008. Pag. 41-44. ISBN 972-98464-9-9

 

João Martinho Moura; Jorge Sousa. YMYI – You move you interact: uma dança virtual de corpos em metamorfose artística num ciberespaço. Actas do II Simpósio Nacional da ABCIBER (Comissão de Arte Digital), S. Paulo, Brasil, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP). November 2008.

 

 




Images:



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1 - YMYI experience

2 - body tracking technique

3 - body tracking technique

4 - body tracking with face and members detection










Videos:

 

YMYI QuickTime Short Video.

 

 

 

> watch video <

 

 

YMYI (Fórum da Maia e SIARC):
(April/2008)


Music: Martinho Moura

 

YMYI Exhibition at Centro Cultural Vila Flôr. Guimarães, Portugal, July 2008.


Martinho Moura

 

YMYI - Exhibition at the International Symposium on Computational Aesthetics in Graphics, Visualization, and Imaging
June 2008, Lisbon, Portugal


Martinho Moura

 

YMYI (1st experience):
(February, 2008)

 

YMYI experienced in a public space (2008).


Music: Martinho Moura

 

Joao Martinho Moura (jmartinho.net) interviewed in RTP at 03/05/2009, speaking about the Digital Art Project YMYI.


 

June 2009
The piece "Nobody Lives Alone" from the journalist Maria Joana Ramalhão of RTP, won one of the more relevant journalism prizes in portugal.
The prize AMI "Journalism against Indifference."
"Nobody Lives Alone" is a work of journalists Jana Ramalhão and Paulo Maio Gomes, edition by Dores Queirós.
It is a work that tackles the lives of 3 young people living in institutions, and at 18 are invited to leave the institutions, putting into question the autonomy of its project life.
Some sequences of work YMYI appear in the piece, which were filmed specialy for the report, in the Ferreira Borges Market in 2008.
The report will appear in a premium delivery ceremony scheduled for July 1, 2009 at 15h in the Pavilion of Knowledge, Portugal.


 






Contact:

e-mail:   jm at jmartinho dot net

twitter: http://twitter.com/jmartinho

facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jmartinho.net

google+: https://plus.google.com/102849915121831859658/

linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jmartinho

flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/24490876@N05/sets/72157604741773557/

vimeo: http://www.vimeo.com/jmartinho/videos




 

Links and Articles:


»» Joao Martinho Moura interviewed in RTP at 03/05/2009, speaking about the Digital Art Project: YMYI (in portuguese) http://www.jmartinho.org/entrevistaTV_jmartinho

»» Entrevista JOÃO MARTINHO MOURA: "Computadores Interagem ... Com Emoções"
Correio do Minho (2009/04/26)
(in portuguese)
http://www.ymyi.org/Entrevista_JoaoMartinhoMoura_CorreioDoMinho_20090426.pdf

»» Jornal Primeiro de Janeiro "Eu ajo e encontro-me" (in portuguese)
http://www.ymyi.org/ymyi_imprensa_1janeiro.html

»» Art Catalogue/Computational Aesthetics 2008, The Eurographics Association 2008
http://www.ymyi.org/Art_Catalogue_Computational_Aesthetics2008.html

»» Creative Applications Article
http://www.creativeapplications.net/processing/ymyi-processing/

»» "The YMYI experience"/ "A experiência YMYI"
http://www.ymyi.org/experience.html

»»ArcNews "Clonagem Digital ganha asas" (in portuguese)
http://www.ymyi.org/ymyi_imprensa_arcnews.html

»» "Corpo Interactor" (Virtual-Illusion blog) (in portuguese)
http://virtual-illusion.blogspot.com/2008/03/corpo-interactor.html

»» "YMYI" Hz Journal #12
http://www.hz-journal.org/n12/ymyi.html

»» "Human-computer interaction and enlightenment in the YMYI project" //
"Interacção humano-computador e conhecimento em YMYI"

http://www.ymyi.org/interaction.html

»» Entropy Art
http://www.entropyart.org/profiles/blog/show?id=2055566%3ABlogPost%3A153

»» Jornal Público (in portuguese)
http://ultimahora.publico.clix.pt/noticia.aspx?id=1326060&idCanal=14

»»Space Collective - "Inspiring work at the intersection of art and technology. "
http://spacecollective.org/search/ymyi

»» Maia Portal da Cultura: »» Page 1 (in portuguese)
http://cultura.maiadigital.pt/multimedia/galeria-fotografica/album_imagem?tit=cdf1e60a8c8167aba63f84cb9fc11976&b_start:int=32

»»Jornal Correio do Minho "Projecto de Investigação no Salão de Artes Criativas" (in portuguese)
http://www.ymyi.org/ymyi_imprensa_cminho.html

»» Correio do Minho online - "Projecto de investigação no Salão de Artes Criativas"(in portuguese)
http://www.correiodominho.com/noticias.php?&IDTema=6&IDNoticia=31897

»» alignedleft - "Full-Body Gestural Interface"
http://alignedleft.com/blog/2008/04/full-body-gestural-interface/

»» Jornal Destak - "Artes Urbanas no Porto" (in portuguese)
http://www.ymyi.org/ymyi_imprensa_destak.html

»» Rascunho.net - "SIARC'08 Apresenta feira de artistas no Porto" (in portuguese)
http://www.rascunho.net/artigo.php?id=1972

»»RHIZOME - AT THE NEW MUSEUM
http://rhizome.org/discuss/view/37135 »» The Kinetic Interface - "Art Installations Require Whole Body Experience" (in english)
http://greatdance.com/thekineticinterface/2008/05/art-installations-require-whol/  









(2007)
YMYI was fully developed with open source software:
Processing (by Ben Fry and Casey Reas) and Super Collider (by James McCartney)

YMYI runs inside an Apple Computer (Mac Pro)

   

 

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