logo for protest reembodied: text in black and white
Protest ReEmbodied is an app that allows participants to take part in protests virtually, from their home, in their own time. It makes it possible for people who cannot physically attend protests to digitally insert themselves in protests, creating video files they can then upload to social media and participate virtually. It enables people with disabilities, vulnerable people during the CoVid19 pandemic (or those not wanting to potentially expose themselves), people distant or otherwise removed from the protests and more, to participate and have their voices heard.
The app is simple to use, the biggest effort being to set up a colored backdrop for the app to use to chroma key in the protest footage. It creates 1 minute black & white video files, stylized to indicate the non-real nature of the product. It does not try to fake a presence, rather offer an alternative virtual space for those that want or need it.
button to download the app

requires Mac OSX 10.11 or later: 300mb download

I recommend you put and run the app from your desktop. It saves your video files to where you have the app so that way the video files will be easily found and watched. The app will not work properly in your downloads folder or other places it may have difficulty saving the recorded videos.

working on a Windows version: release date TBD

Button to view the detailed instructions page
Click the above link for detailed instructions on setting up a backdrop and lighting for chroma keying and using the project interface to get optimal results. Also a link to a repository for downloading and printing protest posters to use to enhance your video performance

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view artworks (performance, installation, sculpture, video, audio, multimedia, animation and more),

Irish artist, Gearóid Dolan, a.k.a. screamachine, a.k.a. G-man

studio located in the East Village, New York City

art exhibitions in Ireland and USA

designing and producing multidisciplinary activist artworks with an emphasis on time-based media

composing and producing Jungle / Drum 'n' Bass music for the underground dance scene

as well as audio works for site-specific and gallery installation.

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