Digital Ventriloquized Actor

From 2010-2011, I was involved as a performer for the Digital Ventriloquized Actor (DIVA) project at UBC, led by Bob Pritchard on the music side and Sid Fels on the Engineering side. This was a really difficult and fun instrument to learn. The glove has built-in sensors to track different finger movements and uses a magnetic field to track the hand’s position in 3-dimensional space. A battery pack is strapped to my upperarm. I use either a footswitch or a volume pedal to trigger sound.

The project culminated in the performance of Micheal?, a work by Bob Pritchard for three DIVA's (Marguerite Witvoet, Erica Anderson, and myself) with text by Meryn Cadell.

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Here's a quick video demonstrating the interface.