About the Project
3001 offers a new kind of collaborative musical gameplay.
Audience members interact with a large projection screen using their mobile phones and playfully control, create, and perform a live piece of music together. 3001 is a fun and social experience — encouraging both interaction between the audience and the performance space, and interaction between individual audience members. Each audience member uses their mobile phone to check in and control a small avatar on the screen. How this avatar moves around and interacts with other audience member's avatars determines what sorts of sounds, melodies, and patterns will play out of the main sound-system.
An audience member pushes buttons on the phone to control their avatar and and are given the ability to play in the musical space and experiment. Anyone can check in with their phone to create an avatar and participate. To progress the performance, the audience-performers must collectively achieve certain game goals to "level up" and activate new sounds and controls. Using this collaborative gameplay system, the audience guides themselves through a performance. As a public performance piece that anyone can take part in, 3001 offers people new ways to experience sound and performance while creating new inter-personal connections. And have fun!
3001 was developed as a thesis project by Josh Knowles for NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program. Joo Youn Paek has collaborated, as well, in the development of the game mechanics, interface concepts, and sound design.
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NIME Conference, June 2007
ITP Spring Show, May 2007
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About Josh and Joo Youn
Josh Knowles is currently a graduate student at New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program. Before ITP, Josh worked as a software developer and ran Frescher-Southern, a live electronic music and video events organization in Austin, Texas. He is also a former director at the Austin Museum of Digital Art and holds a Plan II Honors (literature, philosophy, creative writing) undergraduate degree from the University of Texas. Josh also performs live electronic music as "DXM" and "The Clearing Stages."
Award-winning artist Joo Youn Paek has been developing interactive art pieces for galleries and exhibitions around the world for the past six years. Her recent work has brought together musical performance with everyday behaviors such as writing letters, folding blankets, and drinking water. Joo Youn is currently a graduate student at New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program.