Costumes as Game Controllers: The Lightning Bug Game

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22 Oct 2013 - 2 Nov 2013
Kaho Abe sketch and prototype for The Lightning Bug Game

GAME TEST THIS SATURDAY: November 2, 3-5pm

Computational Fashion Fellow Kaho Abe presents, The Lightning Bug Game, an immersive two-player experience that explores the potential of costumes as a game controller. The exhibition, which marks the culmination of one year of research, will include costumes embedded with interactive technology, a large-scale dome projection, and visual documentation about the process behind the work, developed in collaboration with Dr. Katherine Isbister, Director of the NYU-Poly Game Innovation Lab.  Projection mapping and computer vision programming for The Lightning Bug Game by Jack Langerman.

Gallery visitors can play the game on:
Monday, October 21, 6:30 – 8:30pm (event info)
Saturday, November 2, 3:00 – 5:00pm

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Computational Fashion is supported in part by The Rockefeller Foundation Cultural Innovation Fund.