HyPod is an interactive multimedia installation that invites the public to use their bodies as an interface and, coordinating their movements with other people in the same dark room, navigate a hyperdimensional world of images and sounds created by dozens of artists around the world.
HyPod is based on a Web-based project called HyGrid.
HyGrid is a digital art piece currently undergoing collaborative creation by many different artists around the globe in a continued visual dialogue. HyGrid lives in its own hyperdimensional, virtual world. There we can find complex paths, loops, dead ends and dimensional knots in an always-expanding pictorial universe. It has been going on since 1995. Over 100 artists have so far contributed more than 2,000 images to HyGrid.
With HyPod, a group of people gathered in the same physical location can navigate together through HyGrid. Using their bodies as an interface, they can experience how it feels to collaborate and interact with other participants in the process of viewing the work. Beside the images created by Sito Electronic Arts collective, HyPod also features original sound integrated with the interactive installation.