"Brevity is the soul of wit" - Hamlet
"Technology is a trickster and it has been so since the first culture hero taught the human tribe how to spin wool before he pulled it over our eyes..."
- Erik Davis, TechGnosis
"Life is the sum of all your choices" - Albert Camus
The concept for the Jadoo Banoo was co-created with Iranian poet Banoo Zan the using the Leap Motion controller. This customized networked-performance animated and projected the words of her poem on and across the stage. The disorderly path of the words was formed by the hand gestures captured over the Leap Motion and the font size was determined by the speed of the gestures. Jadoo Banoo uses the performer’s spontaneous movements as embodied acts of articulation to translate spoken poetry and explores how the performer spatially interacts with and within the virtual representation of her own poetic text.