BOX OF BIRDS
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BOX OF BIRDS…

▸To make the fantastical a reality

▸To encourage and embrace social playfulness within the reality of our digital future

▸To explore the relationship between, technology, embodiment and creative imagination.

▸To empower the creative human spark through social interaction, environmental awareness, storytelling and technological innovation

 
 
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Interactive VR without the goggles

Since 2017 we have been developing 3D interactive technology that allows for a Virtual Reality type experience without the isolation and cumbersome goggles.

Our aim is to create a seamless multi user interface that allows hundreds of users to share a participatory VR environment, and to fully engage and play in that space with other participants.

 Initially conceived for a theatre environment, Box of Birds has potentially a raft of applications from play spaces for children, theme parks, learning environments, cultural tourism and entertainment.

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Who we are

BOX OF BIRDS ARE A COLLECTIVE OF ARTISTS,Technologists AND ORGANISATIONS WHO WORK TOGETHER TO CREATE A Digital Play SPACE WHERE THE WONDER of the world can be experienced anew.

WHERE THE IMPOSSIBLE IS POSSIBLE AND FANTASY BECOMES REALITY

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What we do…

We create experiences centred on human interaction.

Imagine walking through a virtual Australian bushland and playing with virtual animals. Or learning about the stories in our stars on a 3D journey with your friends, through an interactive universe.

▸ The Dome

▸ Big Skies

▸ Creature Interactions

▸ 200 Armagh

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 The Dome

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Imagine being in a room full of people and being able to pass 3D asteroids around the interactive space. Participants will share a story and journey together as we travel from landscapes of the ancient world, to trips to our nearest stars and the planets that surround them.

 
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For our initial commercial prototype we will install our 3D interactive media server in a large geosodic dome with up to 15 3D projectors coupled with state of the art tracking equipment. Utilising our world-class animation and filmic team we then will craft a thirty-minute 3D interactive story/ spectacle that will take the audience (up to 300) on a journey from the mythologies of ancient sky stories to the deep reaches of space in the search for life beyond our solar system.

This trip will literally blow your mind.

 
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Big Skies

Big Skies is a series of 3D experiences to be created for the interactive space.

It will celebrate and capture the wonder that so many of us feel when we first see and contemplate the beauty of the night skies. We explore this through several cultural lenses, particularly focusing on the night skies of inland rural Australia where the night sky remains very dark and clear. We are as inspired by the star stories Australia’s First Peoples and Chinese Australians have told in the past as they gazed at the night sky, as we are by recent scientific exploration.

Big Skies will meld several media forms including 3D interactivity, film, animation, and theatre to tell these stories. All in 360 degrees. It is a new type of interactive media event that takes VR out of your headset and into the world around you.

Big Skies will take the audience on a journey through space and time. From the first humans who navigated in their boats to Australia in pre-history, to the many migrants who have come to Australia since then, we shall look at the journeys all people make, and at the relationships they have to the stars.

This journeying then expands to the playful future as we build Nano Spaceships to travel to other planets beyond our solar system and search for extra-terrestrial life. In this fantastical world of the future you can fall into black holes, flyby distant galaxies and play astro-tennis with a meteor shower. All made possible by our unique 3D interactive technology.

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Creature Interactions

Creature is a 2D installation and workshop centred on the environment and our relationship with it. It presents a uniquely immersive and interactive re-imagining of the natural Australian bush habitats and has created a wondrous play space for both young and old audiences to educate and rediscover their natural surroundings.

Creature Interactions is driven by a desire to educate, engage and entertain. The interactive installation immerses participants in 360-degree 2D projections which are facilitated by educators who help frame the experience in storytelling and narrative. This assists the children to explore their movements, thoughts and emotions around the environment.

You will be immersed in the sound of the Australian bush. As you walk through the dome a swirl of particles will greet you that transforms into a bounding kangaroo. Mosquitos will start to buzz around you and as you sweep them away, they will transform into two Willy Wagtails who follow you. Trees will start to sprout from the floor and grow up the walls and leaves will fall to the floor. Frogs start to croak and crickets to chirp.

But then the creatures stop responding to all the incessant human movement. The more the humans move the more fragmented the creatures and landscapes become. Perhaps if the humans pause for a little while then the creatures will re-emerge?

Creature was originally commissioned by the Out of the Box Festival in Brisbane, Australia.

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 200 Armagh

200 Armagh is an exciting new project under development By the Box of Birds team.

Utilising the old MED building in downtown Christchurch, New Zealand , Box of Birds will work alongside developers Box112 to transform this site into a wonderful 3D digital playground for young and old alike. 

Have you ever walked with a virtual moa? Toured a pre-human Christchurch swamp? Swum with a Hector Dolphin? Have you gazed at the stars and flown to the moon? Come check out our wonderful space coming your way in 2020.

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