Video Presentation from IIIM and CADIA’s Open Day-The Day My Shadow Left Me

Have you ever wondered what would happen if your shadow had a life of its own? Reykjavik University Aperio students Gunnar Steinn Valgardsson and Hrafn Thorri Thórisson introduced the LivingShadows project to discover just that. The LivingShadows program scans a person’s outline and transforms it into an interactive figure. Rather than being a mere projection, it is its own entity. The shadows act independently so that people can interact with their own shadows, and their shadows can interact with other shadows. “Most of the other presentations are scientifically motivated,”  explains Dr.  Kristinn Thórisson, “but this one plays on the border of technology and art.” 

This presentation is a part of a series of presentations that were held on IIIM Open Day last spring.

This year IIIM Open Day was held in collaboration with RU’s Center for Analysis and Design of Intelligent Agents (CADIA), which is one of its closest collaborators making for very impressive and interesting presentations.

Open Day Presentation: The Day my Shadow left me