Well, Hello Future Self! Create your playful avatar at Experimenta Make Sense

With only one week to go before Experimenta Make Sense: International Triennial of Media Art closes on 11 November, audiences are invited to participate in a new artwork now at RMIT Gallery.

Steve Berricks’ participatory drawing project Hello Future Self invites audiences into a live-animated futuristic world, where everyone can draw and create characters that come to life through real-time animation.

Hello Future Self explores our impending augmented world by allowing participants to create an avatar that unites human and robotic senses.

This artwork is suitable for artists who are 6 years old & older – and adults at the Experimenta Up Late event on 2 November certainly enjoyed trying their hand.

Although playfully interactive Hello Future Self  is nonetheless powered by complex 3D worlds and computer vision techniques. The artwork’s scanning technology is presented in a way that is simple to use and approachable, which encourages young participants to engage without assistance.

Hello Future Self is presented in association with Experimenta and ANAT Commission


Steve Berrick an artist and creative coder. With a degree in Computer Science, his work focuses on software and technology. Berrick creates software-driven experiences for interactive systems and performances. His collaborative practice has been presented in galleries, theatres, museums and the street.

Berrick is an artist with the ololo art collective, Graffiti Research Lab Perth and pvi collective. Recent collaborative works included StickMan (2017, with Stelarc); Rewired/Remixed (2016, with Stelarc); The Automobile Lab, City of Stirling (2016, with Sam Price and Chris Nixon); Alter, 2016 Festival of Live Art, (with Tamara Saulwick and Peter Knight); The Naked Self, Arts House, Melbourne (2016, with Michele Lee and Tanya Dickson); deviator (2012, with pvi collective); and ReFace, 2009 Perth International Arts Festival (with ololo and WBMC).

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