Pedro Alves da Veiga · ICCC'20
Hello, An Interactive Cinematic Generative Artwork
“Hello” is an interactive cinematic generative artwork that gained traction within the Cultural Adventures research project, an international endeavor between Portugal and Thailand. The encompassing rationale assumed the need of a link connecting both countries, and thus “Hello” was born from the similarities that can be found in commuters that flock to and from both capital cities by train, often more engaged with their mobile phones than with their immediate surroundings – people, train or traversed landscapes –, which constitute more of a shapeless blurred audiovisual background than a sharp attention-grabbing focus. The artwork is also used as a demonstrator of the potential of generative art in producing complex cinematic narrative figurative artworks, yet permeated with interference, chaos and randomness, and how the audience perceives and makes sense of them through the ability to identify and create patterns, to conceptualize, to deal with information overload, and to imagine and build a narrative through abductive reasoning from incomplete yet suggestive information.
Multiple speakers · ICCC'20