dream.Medusa: A Participatory Performance

  • Robyn Taylor
  • Pierre Boulanger
  • Patrick Olivier
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5166)


We describe a system which allows several audience members to participate in a performance of an interactive media piece. The performance is created using Max/MSP and Jitter, and is controlled by live voice as well as by participant-operated manipulated objects. The performance was created as part of an interactive art exhibit exploring a night of dreaming and was devised in order to explore the experience of lucid dreaming. We discuss our experiences with the performance and the potential use of participatory performance as a vehicle for exploring wider issues in interaction design.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robyn Taylor
    • 1
  • Pierre Boulanger
    • 1
  • Patrick Olivier
    • 2
  1. 1.Advanced Man-Machine Interface Laboratory, Department of Computing ScienceUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.School of Computing Science, Culture LabNewcastle UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK

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