IMX 2023: Imaginary in Motion*
IMX is the leading international conference for presentation and discussion of research into interactive media experiences. The conference brings together international researchers and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines, ranging from human-computer interaction, multimedia engineering and design to media studies, media psychology and sociology.
Take a look at what took place at ACM IMX 2022 in Aveiro (Portugal)!
* The city of Nantes has been a landmark in French artistic and creative life for several decades. Its cultural ambition can be summed up in one simple aphorism: conceiving reality out of the imaginary… hence the theme of ACM IMX 2023: Imaginary in Motion.
Nantes’ imaginary peregrinations are perhaps best embodied in the person of Jules Verne, “father of science-fiction”, whose vision and inspiration deeply influenced the city. From “Les Machines de l’île”, an artistic project displaying several large-size automata, to “La Cité des Imaginaires”, a large architectural centre celebrating imagination, Nantes offers a large choice of cultural landmarks at every meander of the “green line”, a path in the city joining its most singular elements.
More precisely, Les Machines de l’île correspond to a completely unprecedented project. It is the only place where one can find at the same time Jules Verne’s “Invented words”, Leonardo da Vinci’s mechanical universe, as well as Nantes’ industrial history. As their name suggests, these Machines are located on island of Nantes, which is nothing less than the city’s former shipyards’ exceptional site.
A picture paints a thousand words…