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.

For more music: 

http://debussy.music.ubc.ca/pritchard/body.html

For more info:

http://www.nime.org/proceedings/2009/nime2009_274.pdf

Here's a quick video demonstrating the interface.