Limbic Media: Tectorian of the Week




Our Tectorian of the week for June 13, 2014 is Limbic Media.

Limbic Media got its start 2006, combining entrepreneurship with multi-media artwork.

They call their interdisciplinary work, “Real-time Interactive Media Control Technologies.”

Why is Limbic our Tectorian of the Week?

Limbic Media is also a strong community supporter, collaborating with many people and organizations in Victoria, including PSII‘s Jake West (a fellow Tectorian of the Week) and VIATeC.

Limbic also represents the nexus of technology, art, and entrepreneurship that we think best represents Tectoria today and our community in the future.

The Limbic team has a ton of interesting art-related projects on the go including infinity mirrors for the VIATeC Awards on June 20th, a computer vision based 3D tracking/mocap system for audio/video control, and a new social wearables platform funded by CreativeBC.

Real-time interactive media control technologies

Limbic’s stated objective is to be a platform of real-time interactive media control technologies for use in multi-media entertainment markets, education, research, and the fine arts.

In other words, the team at Limbic creates interfaces and devices that allow people to interact with and control audio, visuals, lights, and machines using natural user interfaces, such as body movements, facial expressions, eye and movements with “alternative interfaces” (smart phones, wearable sensors, modified paintbrush) and even biometrics (brainwave activity, heart rate, breathing).

It’s totally cool stuff, and they do it all from their home base at the top of Discovery Street.

Audio-reactive LED Butterflies

Audio Reactive LED Butterflies from Limbic Media on Vimeo.

With the creative genius of Limbic’s Gabrielle Odowichuk (an electrical engineer with a creative sensibility), a number of large audio-reactive LED butterflies were designed and built. The skeleton of the butterflies were made of soldered wire frame and then covered in white material. The butterflies were them painted by Kristin Grant.


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