robotcowboy: The Threat from Planet X

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Artist Titel: 
Dan Wilcox

Dan Wilcox is a performer, musician, and artgineer who is interested in combining live performance techniques to experimental electronics and software. His ongoing project is the robotcowboy wearable a/v performance system which he has taken around the world to festivals, conferences, bars, and houses shows. He hails from the Rocket City, Huntsville AL USA, and strives to move forward, get ahead, and give the past a slip.

Dan currently works as a Creative Engineer for the Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz, Austria and will be pursuing an MFA at Carnegie Mellon University in the fall of 2010.

robotcowboy: The Threat from Planet X

Upon receiving a distress call from the frontier, Space Ranger headquarters sends robotcowboy to investigate reports of an unknown enemy ravaging the colonies. Is it disgruntled aliens, mining machines gone haywire, or the machinations of mutinous government officials? Join the crew of the rocketship Terra 5 as they set out on their latest mission to uncover and combat this hidden menace.

robotcowboy: The Threat from Planet X is a low-res space opera for a high-res century in the vein of classic sci-fi mixed with modern compu-rock. Played out on the main deck of the AEC, the media facade functions as scenery, screen, and characters through various live forms of interaction.