UTV has recently developed a cloud based interactive screen platform which is being adopted by all the screens in our network titled INTERACT. Interact-in.place is a technical platform that enables interactivity – http://www.interact-in.place/ It is essentially a messaging tool for polling and audience surveys with a dynamic data visualisation front end that we are currently rolling out across our screen network. The platform allows artists to engage with the public via a common gateway, utilising SMS, twitter, http or app interfaces and a cloud-based CMS to a player that can render real-time graphics (via a platform such as unity) or HTML5. The platform can be used in one-off situations or scheduled regularly to specific times in any day.
The platform provides an instant plug & play exhibition tool for artists on a rapidly growing International network in public space. Interact-in.place is currently being used in the following projects:
- Initial launch will be at Bunjil Place and City of Greater Dandenong in November 2018;
- UTV are working with 30 post graduate design students at Monash University developing concepts for the INTERACT platform as part of their ‘Design for Social Change’ course;
- A two-month artist residency is currently underway to develop an interactive project being jointly funded by UTV, City of Casey and City of Greater Dandenong. This residency is with artist Georgie Pinn who recently won a prestigious Prix award at Ars Electronica for her project ‘Echo’ (electric-puppet.com.au).