What is all this talk about interactive? What is interactive anyways? If we had a penny for everytime we get asked that, since we launched our interactive media conference, Filmgate last year.

So here it is, our interpretation of Interactive Visual Art – the audience or spectator is involved actively into the process/exhibit or screening and their actions, help achieve the purpose of the art. We don’t mean the installations, where the observer is invited to walk into or around the art, that’s lazy. With all the advance of technology and the amazing possibilities that come with it, why would you call casting shadows interactive art?

Here is our short list:

1.Light :: Flow | Kinetic Motion Interactive Experience at Mana Wynwood

On Thursday, December 5, at Mana Wynwood, Heineken Light Your Night will showcase Light :: Flow. This interactive kinetic motion installation by Tecne Collective, portrays an abstract representation of human movement, through light and kinetic rhythm. Music by DARKSIDE (Nicolas Jaar & Dave Harrington) in the Sound Garden. Tickets at

2. The sands of South Beach are getting another fair this year when the Scope Miami

Screen Shot 2013-12-04 at 1.46.47 PMScope pavilion moves to 1000 Ocean Drive at 10th Street. Their “Platinum Preview Gala” takes place on Monday night, December 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. and there’s a VIP opening on Tuesday. The public is invited to attend from December 4 to 8 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Again this year, Scope has partnered with VH1 with a big indoor lounge and a massive party on Friday night from 8 p.m. to midnight featuring a performance by “one of today’s hottest musical artists.” We’ll let you know who as soon as we find out.

3. The Artist As Technologist
“How does the increasing and growing relationship between humankind and digital systems or machines change our perception of art? How does technology and especially the internet unleash artists local boundaries and enables them a global spectrum? In what ways does technology and new media or systems catalyze creativity?” These are the contemporary burning questions to be brought to the table by artists Cory Arcangel, Cécile B. Evans, Camille Henrot, Robert Whitman, and moderator Hans Ulrich Obrist. December 7 at 10 am at MBCC, Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach

4. The FAILE/BAST Deluxx Fluxx Arcade 2013 Miami Beach will be open from December 3rd to the 7th in an abandoned storefront near the corner of Washington Avenue and 16th Street in South Beach. There will be “unconventional video games, tricked-out pinball machines and foosball made psychedelic” — all sponsored by Perrier.
There’s a press preview of Paris gallery Glow at Wynwood’s Alchemy Concept Space ( 310 N.W. 26th St.) Tuesday from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be works on display from Atmos, Chrysopoeia, Bride, Evanesco Joaillerie, Fleche, Panacea, Gold Grills, Magnus Opus, Phoenix, Pearl and Evanesco Falls.

5. David Colman’s “participatory performance piece,” “The Santa Confessional,” happens on December 3rd and 4th in the Collins Park Rotunda.

7. Hyperopticks: Monumental Video Mapping | The Grand Finale + Official Basel Castle After Party

On Saturday, December 7, a monumental video mapping installation will transform the facade of Grand Central into an eight-minute show-stopping audiovisual experience. Tecne Collective’s Hyperopticks will explore the characteristics of contemporary art movements such as Op-Art, Art Cinetique, and Deconstructivism. Show times: 11:00 p.m., 11:45 p.m., and 12:15 a.m.

8. The Interactive Art Fair

An urban art fair hosted in the heart of Downtown Miami. IAF will highlight an interactive art experience for its patrons by combining art, education & technology during Miami’s International Art Basel [Dec 3-8, 2013]

9. Creative Capital’s Information Sessions

The sessions are by all accounts live changing. Creative Capital supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel and career development services. Miami, FL: Thursday, December 5, 10:30am, Bass Art Museum

9. Spike Jonze Talks “HER”

The Miami International Film Festival presents an advanced screening of Spike Jonze’s upcoming film “HER,” in which Joaquin Phoenix falls for the female voice produced by an intelligent computer operating system, voiced by Scarlett Johansson. Following the film Jeffrey Deitch will interview Jonze on his solo screenwriting debut. December 5 at 6:30 pm. Q&A to follow at Regal Cinemas, 1120 Lincoln Rd. Miami Beach, FL. Not interactive, but it is Spike Jonze and the theme is quite appropriate.