Project Synopsis

Pocket Realities are a collection of interactive digital experiences exploring the intersections between art and technology. Virtual scenarios and graphical textures are created to be manipulated by the audience, using video game interactivity, physical sensors, reactive algorithms, and realtime live performance. Displayed on a myriad of audiovisual platforms, ranging from smartphones to virtual reality, web browsers to LED screens, black-and-white CRTs to 4K OLED TVs. An exercise of imagination and practice, unbound by physics or common wisdom, creating alternative surreal versions of reality. At the same time, our own reality is reflected back, enticing a dialogue between present and future, preconceptions and utopia. An ongoing experiment to discover the aesthetics of our time.

Video Coverage

Technical Information

Interactive Realtime Digital Art Tools — Unreal Engine, Unity 3D, Mapmapper
Immersive Experience Interfaces — Oculus, Google Daydream, Samsung Gear VR
3D modelling and animation — Cinema 4D, Blender and Autocad
2D Textures — Photoshop, Procreate and Programmable Video Synths
Custom-Assembled Arduino Controlled Physical Sensors

Interactive Media /
Realtime Digital Art

Mecha Studio

Production Team

Joana Carneiro
Miguel Moura
Pedro Galego
Rui Silva

Spacewave collaboration

Daniel Fraga

Spacewave Soundtrack

Flume / Future Classic Records

Juvenil Angústia

Serafim Mendes
Diana Ferreira

Many Thanks to

Bernardo Santos
Daniel Fraga
Diana Ferreira
Inês Barros
Pedro Ribeiro
Ricardo Cardoso
Serafim Mendes
Tom Rider

Project Coverage /
Graphic Design

Catarina Freitas