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Winterplay

Winterplay

Winterplay is a handmade stop-motion winter land where fabulous creatures invite the public to get into holiday cheer. Viewers can interact with a Vancouver Island marmot, a black bear and their friends via mobile devices and text messaging, prompting responsive actions and scenes to unfold. Created by Annie Briard from...
Wintertree DVBA Contest

Wintertree DVBA Contest

  Read about the installation in the Times Colonist The Downtown Victoria Business Association (DVBA) commissioned Limbic Media to design an audio reactive tree for the holiday season using 800 individually addressable RGB LEDs. We utilize onset, energy and frequency analysis to produce clear yet complex lighting visualizations based on...
Impulse by Danielle Gotell

Impulse by Danielle Gotell

Emerging video artist Danielle Gotell invites you to speak with your cardiac muscles. Built with the engineers at Limbic Media, Gotell uses a system of heart rate sensors to blend four heart beats into Impulse, a multimedia video installation. Impulse draws on the vital actions of our bodies and amplifies...
Atagamaton by Scott Amos and David Parfit

Atagamaton by Scott Amos and David Parfit

G++ Gallery is proud to unveil a new interactive instrument created by Scott Amos and David Parfit with help from the interaction designers and engineers at Limbic Media. Atagamaton lets a user control electro-mechanical devices salvaged from gutted film projectors, old typewriters, radios and other “obsolete” technologies to produce unique sounds...
Ectoplasmic Scream by Doug Jarvis

Ectoplasmic Scream by Doug Jarvis

Ectoplasmic Scream Artist: Doug Jarvis in collaboration with Limbic Media Installation live from November 10, 2011 to December 31, 2011 Our Interactive Film and Video Series begins with Ectoplasmic Scream in collaboration with media artist Doug Jarvis. The window gallery has been reconfigured as a contemporary cabinet of curiosity. Acting as a spiritual medium, a...
Borealis

Borealis

Borealis is an interactive lighting installation comprised of 1000 colour LEDs suspended in an intricate network above a park in the community of Belgravia. Natural language processing is used to parse text from the Community Forum as well as from community member’s Facebook, Twitter and RSS feeds. Words with similar...
River

River

River is a public, interactive, online art project that allows users to upload images and annotate them with poetic commentary to create a persistent, oblique public dialogue about the city, its environment, and its community. In addition to their literary contribution, the poems are also reinterpreted and re-contextualized to create...
Grand Theft Bicycle

Grand Theft Bicycle

In Grand Theft Bicycle (GTB) a user rides a sensor equipped bicycle that allows them control a virtual bicycle in a modified version of the popular Grand Theft Auto video game. In the modified version of the game Las Vegas has been transformed into Baghdad and gang members have been...
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WINNERS! Limbic Media at the 2014 VIATeC Awards

WINNERS! Limbic Media at the 2014 VIATeC Awards

Limbic Media is a transdisciplinary team of artist-engineers with a passion for technology and the arts.  Limbic Media was awarded “Member of the Year” at the coveted 2014 VIATeC Technology Awards Gala.  Chosen as a leading community supporter and collaborator celebrating innovation and excellence in the Greater Victoria’s advanced technology sector. Limbic [] represents the...
Audio-reactive LED Butterflies and much more

Audio-reactive LED Butterflies and much more

2014 has been a brilliant year for Limbic Media so far. As of January we moved into a brand new office/lab more than twice the size of the last space and a lot brighter. In the next month we are bringing on a couple new staff including a mechanical engineering coop from UVic. We have...
Laterna Magica and Interactive Lighting Bar

Laterna Magica and Interactive Lighting Bar

It’s been a busy year at Limbic and it’s been while since we made a blog post so here is a double post today about two installations we worked on in 2013: Laterna Magica In Laterna Magica a set of twelve Dietz hurricane lanterns were retrofitted with colourful and digitally addressable LEDs. The design of the...
A Button Blanket Dance, A Projected River, and A Courthouse - Limbic Media and Peter Morin

A Button Blanket Dance, A Projected River, and A Courthouse – Limbic Media and Peter Morin

“A Button Blanket Dance, A Projected River, and A Courthouse” In this project Limbic Media collaborated with Peter Morin, the First Nations artist in residence at Open Space Gallery. This multidisciplinary and collaborative work combines traditional music, dance, and spoken work with audio reactive sculptural lighting, and projection mapping to ad- dress a period in...
Audio Reactive Wintertree Installation

Audio Reactive Wintertree Installation

Read about the installation in the Times Colonist The Downtown Victoria Business Association (DVBA) commissioned Limbic Media to design an audio reactive tree for the holiday season using 800 individually addressable RGB LEDs. We utilize onset, energy and frequency analysis to produce clear yet complex lighting visualizations based on sound picked up by an array...
Saturday November 17th: Limbic Media @ TEDx and Centennial Square

Saturday November 17th: Limbic Media @ TEDx and Centennial Square

Saturday, November 17th is a busy day for Limbic Media. We will be participating in an interactive art show at TEDx at the Victoria Conference from 9am-4pm and then opening two large scale interactive installations for the DVBA at Centennial Square between 4pm-6pm. Here is some behind the scenes footage from our preparations:
The Woods

The Woods

The Wōods, an interactive window installation, opens during the Integrate Art Crawl on Friday August 3, 2012 at 8:00 pm. The engineers at Limbic Media and artist Annie Briard tell a branching stop-motion tale that you explore with your mobile device. The Wōods is a handmade stop-motion world, explorable by the viewer via mobile devices,...
Audio-reactive Lighting Research

Audio-reactive Lighting Research

We have been doing some audio-reactive lighting research at Limbic for some upcoming projects this year. Check out this video to see an audio-reactive LED sculpture by new Limbic Media team member Gabrielle Odowichuk followed by an audio-reactive beat-boxing performance by Manj Benning.
Shadows and Light Preview

Shadows and Light Preview

Yifan Wang talks about Shadow and Light – an interactive shadow puppet installation built in collaboration with Limbic Media that opens this Friday, May 25 at 8PM at G++ Media Gallery. See Media Release for details.
How to Train Your Robot

How to Train Your Robot

Last week the Limbic team designed a system that allows us to record the motions of a robot arm and then save and play the motions back. The robot arm will be used to control traditional chinese shadow puppets in an upcoming installation.
Playing with Robots

Playing with Robots

We’ve decided to do a weekly blog post to document some of the behind the scenes stuff that happens at Limbic Media. Here is a short video of Manj Benning demonstrating an interactive robot arm we are building for our next G++ gallery installation with Yifan Wang.
Limbic Media added to Sunset Labs Community Profiles

Limbic Media added to Sunset Labs Community Profiles

Jason Guille of Sunset Labs recently interviewed Justin Love the VP Operations at Limbic Media. The article is a good starting place if you want to learn more about our company. The interview can be found at: http://sunsetlabs.ca/profiles-limbic-media/