"Any sufficiently-advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." Arthur C. Clarke.
Magic and illusion have always gone hand in hand with technology; from mechanical illusions, optical and mirror tricks, through the incorporation of electricity and the filmed image, to digital technology: augmented reality, reactive objects, reality hacking and immersive spaces.
This new edition of Interactivos? 07 in Medialab Madrid is inspired by the strategies of magic and illusion, in order to harness some of the old and new technological resources to collectively build software pieces and interactive installations which can propose a rethinking of the usual scenario in magic tricks, marked by a very clear separation between the wizard and the spectators.
Seminar on Technology and Magic: White or Black?
May 25 and 26, 2007
As part of Interactivos? 07 , and before the workshop on project production begins, at this seminar, magicians, artists, scientists, and historians will talk to us about deception in perception, technological archaeology, and magic history, among other things.
Project development and production advanced workshop
From May 28 to June 7, 2007
Lead by: Daniel Canogar, Simone Jones and Zachary Lieberman.
Medialab Madrid (C/ Conde Duque, 11. Madrid)