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RAPID-MIX sponsors two challenges at SIC 2016!

Following from last year’s successful participation in the Barcelona Music Hack Day, the Horizon2020 EU project RAPID-MIX proposes two distinct, exciting challenges that explore gestural interaction in expressive gaming scenarios, and collective experiences using smartphones.

In the first challenge, titled Expressive Gaming Experience through Gesture Interaction, creators are tasked with creating a novel gaming experience (or augmenting an existing one) through the use of interactive gesture recognition technology. Participants are invited to explore the topic of expressive control in videogames that goes beyond the current paradigms (mouse and keyboard, gamepad, simple trigger-based motion controllers). For more information on this challenge, the types of challenger profiles that will be a best fit for this challenge, and the tools that RAPID-MIX will be providing, go to the dedicated page of the RAPID-MIX Challenge.

In the second challenge, titled Collective Smartphone Experience, creators are invited to create a sonic experience for a crowd of people spontaneously engaging together into a collaborative/collective performance, installation or soundwalk using their smartphones. This challenge will take advantage of the CoSiMa (Collaborative Situated Media) framework, a set of components for audio processing, motion analysis and collective interaction based on web/mobile technologies (HTML5,  Javascript  and Web Audio API). For more information on this challenge, the types of challenger profiles that will be a best fit for this challenge, and the tools that RAPID-MIX and CoSiMa will be providing, go to the dedicated page of the RAPID-MIX/CoSiMa Challenge.

About RAPID-MIX:

The RAPID-MIX consortium accelerates the production of the next generation of Multimodal Interactive eXpressive (MIX) technologies by producing hardware and software tools and putting them in the hands of users and makers. We have devoted years of research to the design and evaluation of embodied, implicit and wearable human-computer interfaces and are bringing cutting edge knowledge from three leading European research labs to a consortium of five creative companies.

RAPID-MIX is an Innovation Action funded by the European Commision (H2020-ICT-2014-1 Project ID 644862).

About CoSiMa:

The CoSiMa project aims at developing a platform for collaborative and collective interaction based on recent mobile and web technologies. The envisaged applications include collective audiovisual performances, collaborative games, and interactive fictions in the framework of artistic projects, innovative urban services, and marketing communication. The CoSiMa platform turns the smartphone in everybody’s pocket into a means of collaborative production and collective expression.

CoSiMa is supported by the french ANR National Research Agency (project ID ANR-13-CORD-0010).