Painteractive: by Visualpaco the multimedia interactive system for videopainting

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Painteractive is the multimedia interactive system for videopainting and play sounds with traditional painting tools released by Pasquale Direse.   by Monica Mureddu   <object style="width: 325px; height: 250px;" data="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="325" height="250"><param name="data" value="" /><param name="src" value="" /></object>

Pasquale Direse released the first version of the software dedicated. No bugs anymore for it and quite simple to use also for consumers. Used to change the perspective of traditional painting colors on canvas, to augment the perception of the act of painting, to go across the largest available number of media and to re-mix them togheter, to make the people have fun and think on how much ways are around to transform things in something else, this, the concept.


«Painteractive! Represents a first dowel in the mosaic-project that I’m working on, T.A.I. This project,
Interactive Art Therapy, supposes, at the first level of analysis, to start investigating the possibilities around the connection between the human health and wellness and the multimedia interactive art. It is the concept about creating site specific interactive environments with real-time or/and generative multimedia contents reacting to the people that are acting those environments. The interactive system I created for painting with the digital multimedia technology is a tool for fun as toy for children and adults. It could be a nice toy to have, for example, in the hospitals where children and people get bored and need distractions and a bit of physical activity. My next step will be to propose it as interactive toy for pediatric departments in hospitals. This will be the first step for T.A.I. project as well«- Pasquale Direse



On January 20, 2010 Pasquale presented Painteractive! and Painteractive! 0.1 for the semester assessments of IME, Frank Mohr Instituut, Groningen NL.

To keep the look on virtuality, as theorized by Pierre Lévy,
to keep the look on Rhizome, as the concept in developing after Deleuze and Derrida discoveries,
this the practical approach.
Sharing and switching research and knowledge,
asking questions, making connections,
going near the borders and pass through or, when possible, destroy them.

Painteractive! borns with a little «manifesto» written before its creation:
Make your visual art be naked,
open the matter,
recombine the technologies,
remix the media,


by @visualpaco


Three tools compound the specific interacive system:

  • The Cypencil: interactive pencil made with an original tool of painting then modified to become an infrared transmitter that communicates with a Wii remote controller;
  • The Cypalette: interactive palette made hacking a Wii remote controller and modifying an original palette for mixing colours;
  • Painteractive! 0.1: the software made to run in Max5 Runtime (free running downloading the Max5 software on or in Max5.


Pasquale Direse

MFA Interactive Multimedia and Environments
Hanze University Groningen (NL) – FMI

Hypermedia Punk Collective

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