Luke Moloney is a technology artist, engineer, inventor, photographer and videographer from Vancouver, Canada. Luke is the founder of the Pandora Benevolent Society and for the past several years he’s been working on a number of media arts installation and performance projects including Mitey Media, Replay Your Tea With Me, Fête Mobile, MDCN Mobile Cartographic Command Centre, SnapDancr and Disembodied Projection. Luke has been a professional software developer for almost 20 years, primarily involved in development of computer game software. Luke was a founder of the Vancouver-based computer game development company Relic Entertainment Inc., where he was lead programmer on the award-winning Homeworld series of games. In addition, he has worked on a variety of projects at other game companies including 33 Magnetic, Auran Systems Pty, Big Bang Software, Radical Entertainment, Xanth Software F/X, BitMotion Software and Electronic Arts. Find out more at pandorabenevolentsociety.org.
"In Mumbai, my project will examine intimacy, such that the action of drinking tea will have guests share the experience of someone else drinking tea in another place (possibly) and time, but as though being done here and now, from the same cup. Instead of the tea tea tray, the teacup itself will become the projection surface and the sequence played therein is a short video of someone drinking tea, as seen from within the teacup. In this way I mean to invoke a sense of deep intimacy, bridging the gap of time between the past and present."