The Music Center invited the public to participate in Run+Skip+Play: An Augmented Reality Chalk Game. This playful experience featured dance moves, chalk art and new, accessible ways to use your mobile device.
The Music Center's Digital Innovation Initiative supports artists and communities that are making cultural experiences at the intersection of performing arts and technology; this project was originated by Heidi Boisvert, Melissa Painter and Sydney Skybetter of Embodied Intelligence; they are some of the nation's foremost experts in choreography and game design.
Run+Skip+Play on Jerry Moss Plaza
Embodied Intelligence is a shared future funded by the Guild of Future Architects. Together, we cultivate a brigade of movers, inventors, world-builders and game designers who attempt to re-awaken a collective sense of embodiment. We respond to the fact that our bodies carry intergenerational trauma, and are surveyed, controlled and spun out of balance by our dependence upon technology and amplified by our contemporary moment. In response, we work to create body-first frameworks—at scale—to help people re-engage with their bodies through games, open-source tools, community-building and public awareness campaigns and joy.
We are developing a series of invitations to move in a less censored, constrained way with a path that activates public space with playful dance movements including a new chalk mark + dance + augmented reality game, which will help move participants towards mastery of their bodies and equip them with joyful gestures; and publicly viewable and playable media artifacts from that movement in public space, which will become an awareness campaign, all with the aim of improving the embodied lives of people of all ages.
This project was originated by the Embodied Intelligence Group, a collaboration of Heidi Boisvert, Melissa Painter and Sydney Skybetter. Run+Skip+Play content was created and designed by The Embodied Intelligence Group.
Run+Skip+Play: An Augmented Reality Chalk Game was commissioned by The Music Center's Digital Innovation Initiative, which supports artists and communities making cultural experiences at the intersection of performing arts and technology.
Embodied Intelligence Contributors:
- Toogie Barcelo, Movement Guide
- Tonia Beglari, Touch Designer Tech Artist
- Andre Butt, Athlete, Mover
- Beata Calińska, Project Manager
- Ana Carolina Estarita, Touch Designer Tech Artist
- Sherylene Chew (XUE), Graphic Designer
- Candice Colbert, Lead Technical Artist, AR
- Ryan David O’Bryne, Movement Guide
- Eloise DeLuca, Movement Guide
- Nicholas Fortugno, Game Designer
- Max Good, Unity Tech Artist
- Natasha Hassan, Graphic Designer
- Katherine Helen Fisher, Choreographic Technologist
- Sebastian Hernandez, Movement Guide
- Tiara Jackson, Dancer
- Al Kamalizad, Editor
- Quin Kennedy, Glowbox Team, Creative Technologist
- Kate Ladenheim, Choreographic Technologist
- Virginia Lee Montgomery, Chalk Artist
- Victoria Matthews, Athlete, Mover
- Humberto Mendez, Photographer
- Maci Morris, Social
- Viktor Phoenix, Sound Designer
- Ben Purdy, Glowbox Team, Creative Technologist, Lead Engineer
- Vic Purnell, Athlete, Dancer
- Co-el Rodriguez, Dancer
- Jeff Samuelson, Cameraperson
- Michelle Sui, Movement Guide
- Michelle Tabnick, Public Relations
- Jessie Thorne, Dancer
- Thomas Wester, Glowbox Team, Creative Technologist, Lead Engineer
Thank You to Our Sponsor
When we speak of our vision to deepen the cultural lives of all Angelenos, we turn to the work of TMC Arts. This team champions the diverse voices and communities of Los Angeles, fostering connection, creativity and enrichment. TMC Arts programs connect people, offering us the chance to get creative and to learn as we discover something new or enjoy something familiar. Many programs are free and low-cost; they take place outdoors on Jerry Moss Plaza at The Music Center and in Grand Park, inside The Music Center's theatres and in schools and neighborhoods all across L.A. County.