We just released V3 of Tilo to FACT and Phoenix. This was aimed at making it easier for venues to customise the appearance and scheduling of content. There is now much more control over how content is displayed either individually or via a weekly planner, so content can be better targeted at specific events and audience types.
We have added native support for flash and html5. This lessens the dependency on the artist layers and means we can have more creative content in the system, giving other artists and developers more flexibility in how they can create content for Tilo. It also means Venues can make richer content with all the powerful Tilo scheduling and management features.
Triggers have had an overhaul, again to make them simpler and more flexible for other artists to show work in more interesting ways. For instance in FACT, Liverpool at the moment the stream project by Karen Wood is showing . This is an interactive installation exploring the physiology of the dancer and viewer. They have plugged their computer into TILO as an artist layer. The piece has a wooden handled device that measures your heart rate and influences the screen content. We have used triggers and provided the Stream developer a small piece of code – that means whenever somebody picks up the device the screens automatically change to show their artwork. We have a promotional notice scheduled that also advertises the artwork.
We are looking forward to testing this all out during some workshops planned in June as part of FACT’s build your own initiative, Helping to facilitate the public and local maker communities to create small experiments to run on the screens. using basic coding and electronics.