Visual Art


Feb 24—Mar 11, 2018
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Thu Jan 18
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February 2018
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Saturday February 24, 2018
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Discover four floors of responsive art, 360° films, music-making apps, and virtual reality worlds in this captivating array of immersive installations. Back by popular demand, BAM’s second annual tech takeover features a whole new roster of works by boundary-pushing digital artists.

Ticketing Policy  
Please note: Each person, regardless of age, must have a ticket to attend BAM programs. Due to the nature of Teknopolis’s interactive exhibits, adults will need to physically accompany children in their party at all times.
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Ecco Screen is a San Francisco-based experimental new media artist exploring human emotion and interaction through interactive installations, immersive experiences, and audiovisual performance. Using projection and motion-capture technology, generis mesmerizes with a interactive wall mirror of ephemeral dyes and psychedelic colors.

Sound Tracer

Sound Tracer is an interactive, musical artwork using an LED touchscreen designed to bring out visitors’ creativity through touch and movement. Moment Factory is a multimedia studio with a full range of production expertise under one roof. The team combines specializations in interactive technologies, video, lighting, architecture, sound, and special effects to create remarkable immersive experiences. With headquarters in Montreal, the studio also has offices in Los Angeles, Tokyo, London, New York City, and Paris.

Cinekid Storymaker

Visitors become both director and actors in their own interactive film. Individuals or pairs of participants can select three scenes from a series of Minecraft-inspired animations to create their unique story. Cinekid Storymaker was created in close cooperation with 25 final-year students at AKV | St. Joost Academy in the Netherlands. Cinekid is the world’s largest international festival for film, television, and digital media for children, serving over 60,000 kids via events, screenings, workshops, and master classes in 40 cities.

Interactive VR

This critically acclaimed and haptically enhanced virtual reality experience by New Reality Co. transforms you into a majestic rainforest tree. With your arms as branches and body as a trunk, you’ll experience the tree’s life from a seedling to its fullest form and witness its fate firsthand. Tree, directed by Milica Zec and Winslow Porter, was an official 2017 selection of the Sundance Film Festival New Frontier and Tribeca Film Festival Immersive 2017. Recommended for ages 10+.

Life Of Us
Interactive VR
Life of Us

Breathe fire, swim underwater, survive the Ice Age, and soar over volcanoes as you evolve through different creatures and a billion years of evolution in this action packed, multiplayer VR adventure. Experience new voices, bodies, and special abilities before joining a post-singularity intergalactic dance party. Created by Chris Milk and Aaron Koblin, with original music by Pharrell Williams. A WITHIN Original, produced by Chris Milk, Megan Ellison through her Annapurna Pictures, and Made with Unity. Recommended for ages 10+

Interactive VR

Mindshow lets you make animated movies in VR with your body and voice. Become 3D cartoon characters and act out all the parts. You can film your show and share it with friends in VR. Recommended for ages 10+

360 Interactive Film
Interactive Film
360॰ Interactive Film

360 films include ASTEROIDS!, the out-of-this-world follow-up to the Emmy award-winning INVASION! from Eric Darnell and Baobab Studios; Buggy Night, directed by Mark Oftedal and featuring with production design by Jon Klassen for Google Spotlight Stories, which takes you into the nocturnal world of singing bugs; The Possible: Hoverboard, by David Gelb from WITHIN’s first original series where you’ll experience the freedom of riding a hoverboard; and Under A Cracked Sky from The New York Times by Graham Roberts, Jonathan Corum, Evan Grothjan, and Yuliya Parshina-Kottas, which takes you eight feet under the Antarctic sea ice.

Boy And Lemon
Augmented Reality
Augmented Reality Story Corner

The Augmented Reality Story Corner showcases innovative children’s literature that allows readers to enter the world of a story through the use of a tablet or mobile device. Books include The Adventure Suit, by Zappar & Anna Broadhurst, where readers are transported into the imagination of an intrepid young explorer in search of treasure; The Boy and the Lemon, by M Theory, an immersive tale that brings hand-painted pop-up illustrations to life; and Boet de Beer, by Step In Books, a Finnish children’s book in Dutch that lets you follow a bird into the story.

Make Music Bar
Digital Music
Make Music Bar

Play around with apps that transform real-world color and motion into sound. The Make Music Bar will include app-based music composition tools such as Specdrums, app-connected rings that allow you to turn the world’s colors into sound; Auxy 2.0, a fun array of contemporary synths and percussion instruments; and Musyc, which lets the creator turn shapes and drawings into musical compositions.

Teknopolis 2018

Discover a vibrant virtual world to inspire and activate artists of all ages.

Feb 24—Mar 11, 2018