Tim Percy

B.I.G - I.A.N: A Convergence of the Digital-Physical

As digital-physical environments converge, what affect does this convergence have on the interface and ultimately, the identity of the user? Everyday we inhabit spatial environments, occupying both corporeal and virtual space. It is proposed that we inhabit this digital and physical space simultaneously - while being able to focus our attention on one or the other, we are always occupying both. I.A.N (Interactive Avatar Network) provides an inquiry into these digital-physical environments through a physical interaction with an individual’s digital avatar. By auditing the user’s digital presence through B.I.G (Bilateral Intelligent Gatherer), a personal big data mining application, the avatar is created. It is hoped that through this interaction we will seek to question the availability of our digital presence and also the affect this digital presence has on our physical self