Ijiam

Illjam

Creator

Margarita Castro

Related Programs

Graduate Program in Digital Futures

Year

2017

Synopsis

Ijiam is a project that uses digital technologies to create audiovisual adaptations of ancestral wisdom from the Shuar indigenous community of the Ecuadorian Amazon, transposing relevant concepts of their cosmovision into a new digital storytelling experience. This interactive digital installation that allows participants to embody an audiovisual semi immersive experience based on Shuar ancestral wisdom. It was developed using Unity 3D and Kinect SDK to track participant’s motion with visual abstractions of 3 main audiovisual transitions of interaction based on the Uwi Ijiamtamu or Fiesta de la Chonta, one of the most important and beloved celebrations in the Shuar community.