Deriva Cat is a virtual character controlled by an artificial intelligence, developed in a cross-media way. She is represented by an avatar generated by a motion capture system controlled by a performer who interacts in real time with the guests and the web networks.
This strange journalist, on his website www.deriva.cat appears with a black cat and a skateboard and presents herself as following: «Hello my name is Deriva Cat, I’m a cross-media reporter. I work in Barcelona for Innovation Sky, the global innovation radar. I spend my days skating around the city with my friend Zip, looking for innovative people and visionary entrepreneurs. My dream is to build a digital network for the internationalization of the Catalan innovation system. Look to my reports and discover my plans «.
Deriva Cat, the enigmatic reporter built in the software code, debuted in the Media Haka’s performative conference, during the festival B/Art (r)evoluciones. The conference «Realidad alternativa en procesos de participación» taked place on 2012, May 5, at the Arts Santa Monica, the arts and technology center of Barcelona.
The entire presentation will highlight tools, languages and solutions used for the management of the hybrid platform: interaction-design, cross-media storytelling, data mining, info-visualization, social media curation augmented reality and data-art.