by Miryam Muller in ,


Designed by SuperUber, an interactive design and creative technology firm based in Brazil and New York, is OctoCloud.

The installation-game “OctoCloud” participated in the art and technology festival “The Creators Project” 2012 in San Francisco, California. The sculpture travelled from Barcelona, where it was one of the highlights of the Mobile World Congress, to become part of the festival that took over the historical borough of  Fort Mason, in San Francisco.

The sculpture’s shape is mapped with projection. The visitor interacts using a smartphone or tablet, where he can drag a virtual “sling” to dribble obstacles and reach the center, triggering a visual performance on the sculpture. Up to 6 players can collaborate to reach the common goal. The angles of the physical sculpture influence the physics of the virtual projected layer. Each player’s shot goes up and down, accelerates and slows down according to the sculpture’s design. After a number of shots reach the center, a new texture is revealed through an animated performance that takes over the sculpture and the devices being used as interfaces.