CICCIO flies over Tuscany
CICCIO flies over Tuscany

CICCIO flies over Tuscany

An interactive experience of a virtual flight over Tuscany takes place in an inflatable environment made of white nylon material (CICCIO).

Interaction-Ivrea will transport to the Geography Fair event in Florence, a CICCIO (curiously inflated computer controlled interactive object). Inside the CICCIO there will be an interactive system based upon radio tag technology, which produces projections on the external walls of the inflatable structure. This projection will be also visible from the inside.

The visitor will be invited to enter the inflatable object via the images that are projected upon him. Inside there is a lit Plexiglass table with around fifty objects scattered upon it. Each object is typical of an area of the Tuscany region. Visitors will be able to find souvenir objects such as the earth from Siena, the David, a Tuscan cigar and a bottle of Chianti wine. Some of these objects will be vacuumed-packed inside transparent containers bearing each a radio frequency tag. The visitor can touch all the objects but will only be able to interact with the vacuumed-packed ones. At the end of the table there will be a system that read the tags. The visitor can lay its object on the reader and then a video will be projected on the CICCIO walls. The video will represent a fictional flight into the area symbolized by the object. At the end of the experience, the visitor will be able to continue choosing objects or alternatively can take away some special postcards, each representing one of the 16 geographical areas of Tuscany.

Florence 1-4 February 2005 Teatro Saschall

Interaction-Ivrea: Daniele Mancini and Francesca Sassaroli

Sponsored By: Interaction Design Institute Ivrea

CICCIO flies over Tuscany

// What is

UNPACKED Studio is a professional practice based in Rome (Italy) operating within the traditional fields of architecture and urban planning but also interested in exploring the contemporary through other creative approaches.

// What we do

UNPACKED Studio provides services in the fields of Design, Communication, Architecture, Urban Planning, Participatory Process, Innovative Education and Research.

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// Mission

UNPACKED Studio is a common ground for speculations over cross-fertilizing projects involving several professionals from diverse disciplines. We like experimenting cutting-edge approaches between digital and analog.

// Who we are

UNPACKED Studio has been founded by Daniele Mancini and Irene Rinaldi, both architects and educators.

Daniele Mancini is Ph.D. in Theory of Architecture. He worked in France at Jakob+ MacFarlane Architects and in The Netherlands at Wiel Arets Architects. He is currently involved in teaching activities at IED Istituto Europeo di Design di Roma.

Irene Rinaldi worked in Spain at De La Puerta Architects and in Italy at Schiattarella Associati where participated to the design of Italian Pavillon for the Japan Expo 2005 in Aichi (Nagoya)

UNPACKED Studio started in January 2005 thanks to the Young Entrepreneurs European funds “Sviluppo Italia”.