iCinema Scenario

Are you ready for a mouthful? Scenario is the world’s first 360-degree 3D cinematic installation whose narrative relies on an interactive audience using characters with artificial intelligence. In layman’s terms, you go in to a dark room of floor to ceiling screens that show the light “humanoids”. Stand in front of one for a few moments and it can read your body and follow your actions while you assist in the story’s narrative. When a giant baby falls to pieces, the viewers must collect the bits to rebuild it while the dark “humanoids” aim to knock the pieces back down again. The narrative is basic but the experience is mind-boggling. Is this the future of cinema? If so, there’s no room left for mindless popcorn escapism.

Published in Sydney City News online and in print on May 31, 2011


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