Fatherboard, the superavatar
{ December 2007 / July 2008 / ...work in progress }

Fatherboard, the Superavatar

Concept, design and electronics by: Luigi Pagliarini
Costume realization with: Mr.B.D.
Music and Voice Sound Effects: Pirandèlo


[Concept]
[Technique]
[Digimag Article]

Public Exhibitions

[@ Fondazione Bevilacqua] [@ Strozzina] [@ Share Festival] [@ Expo La Coruña] [@ Premio Oscar Signorini]



The Concept

[ENGLISH]
Fatherboard, the superavatar is an avatar that - escaping from the virtual worlds (or from the computer generally speaking) - forms into a physical shape. It is similar to cyborgs - but is not a cyborg - and it is made out of the (recycled) hardware components of the computer where it comes from.
Fatherboard steps in to the "real world" and starts interelating with the human beings (the audience).
The essence of its dialog with humans is to be found in the idea of a confrontation between the "artificial" intelligences and the ones of their creators.
The whole show is theoretically based on the concepts expressed in the Polymorphyc Intelligence (see Polymorphyc Intelligence 1, 2) and the Big Sieve theories, by Luigi Pagliarini.

[ITALIANO]
Fatherboard, the superavatar è un avatar che - evaso dai mondi virtuali (o dal computer pių in generale) - acquista delle sembianze fisiche. Fatherboard assomiglia ad un cyborg - ma non č un cyborg - ed è fatto dalle componenti hardware del computer da cui si è materializzato.
Fatherboard entra a far parte del "mondo reale" ed inizia ad interrelarsi con l'essere umano (il pubblico).
L'essenza del suo dialogo con l'uomo risiede nell'idea di confronto tra le intelligenze artificiali ed i loro "creatori".
L'intero spettacolo fonda i presupposti teorici sul concetto di Intelligenza Polimorfa (vedi: Intelligenza Polimorfa 1, 2) e la teoria del Grande Setaccio, di Luigi Pagliarini.



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The Technique

Fatherboard, the Superavatar

[ENGLISH]
Fatherboard, the superavatar is a mask composed by a steel helmet, a cotton suite, gloves, shoes and a cloak on which hardware components of recycled computers have been installed.
Technically speaking, it can be called a "Wearable Modular Robot" (Luigi Pagliarini, 2008) or Superavatar, as the author loves to define it.
Indeed, for the ß version mask some of the abovementioned components were integrated with an electronic circuit (in alternative, a preexisting one was used) such as to locally react to the dynamics impressed to the actor's body through the use of one or more sensors.

[ITALIANO]
Fatherboard, the superavatar è una maschera fatta di un casco d'acciaio, una tuta di cotone, guanti, scarpe ed un mantello su cui son state installate componenti hardware di computer riciclati.
Tecnicamente, può esser chiamato un "Robot Modulare Indossabile" (Luigi Pagliarini, 2008) o Superavatar, com'è che l'autore ama definirlo.
Difatti, nella versione ß della maschera, su alcuni dei suddetti componenti è stato montato un circuito elettronico (o usato quello pre esistente) corredato di uno o più sensori che riflettono, localmente, la dinamica inpressa al corpo dell'attore.


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Digimag Article

Fatherboard, the Superavatar

[ENGLISH]
A Luigi Pagliarini's Article (italian language) on The Superavatars concept written for the Digimag (by Digicult) webzine in April 2008 .

[ITALIANO]
Una Dissertazione di Luigi Pagliarini sul concetto di The Superavatars scritta per la webzine Digimag (di Digicult) nell'Aprile 2008.


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Genesis #2, Video

in collaboration with:
Demian Battisti, Marzia Di Giulio, Mauro Carulli, Antonio Fasolo, Riccardo Mazzucco, Andrea Spina, Maurizio Piazza and DJ Brhams .



in occasion of

'Hommage to Luigi Pagliarini'

for the 2008 edition of

Oscar Signorini Prize
on
'Robot Art'

curated by
Cristina Trivellin and Martina Coletti
at
Studio D'Ars di Milano
in collaboration with


Fondazione D'Ars


Milan, Tuesday 16th of December 2008


Noema's Report



The Stills
(click to enlarge)


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Confomance @Expocoruña

in collaboration with:
Demian Battisti and Andrea Gabriele.

in occasion of

re.move final release
curated by
Nilo Casares

at

ExpoCoruña

in the ambit of the


MOVE


A Coruña, 9th and 10thof July 2008


The Photos
(click to enlarge)


moves activation moves activation

moves activation

moves activation

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moves activation

moves activation

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ConFormance @ the Share Festival

at
Salone d'Onore
Accademia Albertina

in occasione of the
Share Festival


Turin, 13th of March 2008

FatherBoard ConFormance Launch


The Photos
(click to enlarge)


[the performance]
moves activation


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Exhibition of the ß version and first performance

at
Palazzo Strozzi


in occasion of

the Strozzina


Emotional Systems


[workshops and performances]


Florence, 10th of January, 2008


The Photos
(click to enlarge)

[wearing the costume]
wearing the costume
[connecting circuits]
connecting circuits
[performance begin]
performance begin
[backbone activation]
backbone activation
[moves activation]
moves activation

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Project Announcement and Design Tests

at
Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa


in occasion of
the Tomorrow Now FastForum

workshop

Venice, 18th of December, 2007

A video



The entire video

The Photos
(click to enlarge)

[lower arm]
arm
[arm]
arm
[upper arm]
arm


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