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I want to do an interactive installation but I am afraid of my ability on technical part so I decide to do an Informative Interactive CD using Macromedia Flash for animation , 3D Max for modeling and Adobe Photoshop for picture manipulation.

The application will consist on all about wayang kulit.The history of wayang kulit,the characters,the gamelan music, the storyline, the process of making a wayang kulit,the dalang and all about wayang kulit itself.

The content that I will put on my application is not only the fact and general knowledge about wayang kulit,but I want to put an interactive slot that can let user play with the character of wayang kulit.An interaction that will let user enjoy with wayang kulit.

But I’m still thinking want to do an interactive installation.I research on software that provide motion detection.I found many software but I’m not decide yet which one that can fix my idea on my application.

Will look on it later.soon.Keep update.Keep update.dont stuck in the middle.

celcom broadband please be good,i’m doing my research now…;)

  • Dorgem 2.1 — This software package is a webcam capture application that can be used with any Windows compatible webcam. Dorgem can support an unlimited number of web cameras simultaneously. It also provides motion detection functionality to any webcam on your network. You have an unlimited number of storage events available with this package. In addition, you have the ability to upload captured images to an FTP site in addition to your local hard drive. In order to run this package, you need to be utilizing Windows 95 or greater. Dorgem is an open source software product, so you can download it to your PC free of charge.
  • AbelCam 3.1.0 — Formally know as LogiSphere, this software package comes with a simple Web server, which allows you to send and view video from your webcam over the Internet. AbelCam will work with any Windows supported webcam device and can accommodate up to 10 cameras running concurrently. You can store recorded video from all of the webcams on your network directly on your computers hard drive or upload to an FTP server. This software also provides motion detection capabilities and pan/tilt/zoom camera control. It also comes with some security controls such as user authentication. In order to have access to all of the features available in this package, you will need to have Windows Media Player installed on your PC.
  • VisionGS PE 1.5 — This package offers real-time streaming video and motion detection functionality in addition to an integrated Web server. While the VisionGS PE version of the software is free to the user, it is somewhat limited in features. VisionGS also offers a more advanced webcam software package called VisionGS BE, which cost $29.95 for a single license. If you like their basic PE version, you can easily upgrade to the BE version and get additional functionality such as operation of unlimited networked cameras, time synchronization management, and remote camera control.
  • Senriska — This software provides motion detection and surveillance capabilities to any USB or IP camera device. It also provides an automated alert email-messaging feature, which is triggered when motion is detected. There are not as many details available for this software package, but if you wish to try it out, the download is free.
  • CyeWeb One Channel 2.1.18b — Basic surveillance features come with this webcam software package, previously named SurveillizCam, such as motion detection and event logging. In addition, you can use this software to begin automatic recording, or to generate message alerts when abnormal motion is detected. You can play back all captured video directly through Window Media Player or through a built in video management system that comes with the package. While the CyeWeb One Channel software is free, NovoSun also offers a paid upgrade path to more fully featured multi-channel versions. You can click on the following link to see a chart detailing CyeWeb version and feature comparisons offered by NovoSun. If you are only interested in the free download version, make sure you select the “One Channel” download and not the free trial version of the other versions.


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HomeWatcher Lite by HomeWatcher.Com

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BigSpeed Video Chat SDK by BigSpeed Computing Inc.

BigSpeed Video Chat SDK is a set of two COM components (Client and Server) that lets you set up a virtual private video chat network for secure messaging. The security is provided in two different modes: symmetric encryption with shared secret key and asymmetric encryption with 1024-bit public/private keys.

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Easy Free Web Cam by UK Software

EasyFreeWebCam is a fully featured web cam with a great looking interface that works ‘Out of the box’. With its superb ‘Live Video feed’ feature and the ‘motion detection’ feature you will never need to use any other cam software. You can have ’email alerts’ sent to you when motion is detected, upload to any ftp server or just use our FREE web space. It’s very easy to use and set-up but if you need more, then just explore the advanced settings

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EyeLine Video Surveillance Software by NCH Software

EyeLine is professional video recording software used to capture and store video from single or multiple cameras. It was designed for business uses including video monitoring of offices and buildings and logging of in-store cameras but it has a broad range of possible applications. This software can record multiple video channels simultaneously with automated motion detected start and stop if required.

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WheresJames Webcam Publisher by WheresJames Software

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LogiSphere by Seiz System Engineering

Run your own web server. LogiSphere does it all: motion detection, video broadcast, emailing, archiving, FTP upload, chat server, windows media server, video recording etc. Use any capturdevice to stream video. Supports more than 800 capture devices Use the zoom feature with any webcam Supports TV tuners Tilt/Pan/Zoom for Logitech Sphere, Creative Live! Motion and TrackerPod

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Wayang Kulit Kelantan

Four varieties of shadow play are active in the Malay peninsula:

(a)Wayang Kulit Siam,
(b) Wayang Kulit Gedek,
(c) Wayang Kulit Purwa and
(d) Wayang Kulit Melayu.

Wayang Kulit Siam is the most indigenous of these styles. It is principally performed in the state of Kelantan on the east coast of the Malay peninsula. Wayang kulit siam makes use of a local version of the Indian epic, Ramayana. Existing only in the oral tradition, this version is known as Hikayat Maharaja Wana. The Hikayat Seri Rama provides material for the principal story (cerita pokok). Local extensions of and accresions to the epic have resulted in the creation of a large number of Ramayana branch stories (cerita ranting). These have traditionally been more popular than the pokok story.

The wayang kulit siam orchestra consists of a pair of double- headed drums(gendang), a pair of single-headed goblet-shaped drums known as gedumbak, a pair or vertically standing drums (gedug) hit with beaters, a pair of hand small cymbals, (kesi) and a pair of inverted gongs canang), also beaten with sticks. and, finally, a pair of hanging knobbed gongs(tetawak).
Wayang kulit siam peformances are done in two varieties:
(a) those done purely for entertainment and
(b) those intended for ritual purposes such as the salutation of teachers (sembah guru).
Ritual performances,known as wayang kulit berjamu,are extremely rare.They incorporate a host of ritual acitivities as well as trance.

Further information regarding traditional Malay theatre genres may be obtained from:
The Asian Centre, Penang

Recent Materials related to the Kelantan Malay Shadow Play:

Matusky, Patricia. Malaysian Shadow Play and Music: Continuity of an Oral Tradition. Penang: The Asian Centre, 1997(Reprint).

Ghulam-Sarwar Yousof. The Malay Shadow Play: An Introduction. Penang: The Asian Centre, 1998.



Lack of interest in wayang kulit among Malaysian youth. Malaysian youth nowadays are not interested anymore on traditional entertainment because of digital technology that provides more digital interactive entertainment. They had no interest to watch wayang kulit although that either unsure cultural Malay heritage which contains art values, education and entertaining. For them watch wayang kulit is a waste of time because their out of date showmanship ,boring and story-telling of old history. They are more interested in watching story on television or action stories in cinema theatres or only casually play video game which promises attractive special effects. This is because of influence of new media technology that provides more entertainment. They forgot about their culture and just follow the technology. Lack of interest in traditional entertainment because they think that who included with wayang kulit only group old folks only.They also unexposed with wayang kulit culture in their environment and innocents on puppet theatre because puppet theatre only bring to in tourism seasons only. They dislike atmosphere open air, noisy and congested with members of the public who come see the wayang kulit.They forced gathered mass because wayang kulit usually projected at a clearing whether field or hall. Different on the other hand for them who are looking wayang kulit show as a symbolic and rich presentation with its ulterior knowledge and arts behind statue gesture ,gamelan and story music delivered.As if this puppet theatre presentation with role as a from which media convey messages and lesson to society. Only the researcher who involve in wayang kulit will appreciate it.

wayang kulit indonesia

Wayang Kulit, the Indonesian shadow puppets

Wayang Kulit in Central Java is probably one of the oldest continuous traditions of storytelling in the world, and certainly among the most highly developed.

The wayang is a flat or round puppets used for shows in Java.The wayang kulit is the flat one and it is made with buffalo leather. They are maipulated behind a white screen with a back light, so the attendance can see them as shadow puppets.
Wayang is well integrated in Javanese society, and it is considered to be a highlight of Javanese culture.
Wayang Kulit was already established in the East Javanese kingdoms one thousand years ago.

The Performance

In the darkness the insects have already begun to fly around unsteady flame of the oil lamp, which casts its dazzling light on the large white screen of the stage. at the lower part of the cloth-screen, the beautiful leather puppets (wayang kulit) are neatly arranged, their body-sticks firmly planted in banana-stems, placed beneath the screen itself.

On the right hand side are the good characters, on the left hand side the bad. The open space between them, about two meters wide, represents the stage.

Here the puppets will come to life and, like human beings, will each in his own way pursue the endless path to human happiness.”

The time is now nine o’clock. The evening wind brings coolness and everyone is in place for the show. The Dalang lifts the chempala (rod) with his left hand and simultaneously we hear the soulful and haunting sound of the rebab (two string violin). Now every one is listening. The Dalang quickly glances up at the lamp above his head, and after removing the ‘gunungan’, the mountain, from the center of the stage, he then begins….

Now every one is listening. The Dalang quickly glances up at the lamp above his head, and after removing the ‘gunungan’, the mountain, from the center of the stage, he then begins…..

In Java, shadow plays are performed in villages and towns on public holidays, religious festivals, weddings, birth celebrations and the traditional muslim event of the transition from childhood to teenage. In Bali, they are also staged at cremations.

The Dalang

The puppets are stored in line, in a banana tree trunk, behind the screen and in front of the puppeter. The puppeter is called the dalang.

The dalang manipulates the puppets, sings and taps out signals to the orchestra. He also speaks the parts for all characters; he must be able to render the shy sweetness in the voice of a princess, the spiteful whine of a lackey and the righteous but controlled anger of a noble hero.

Not everyone can be a dalang. A Dalang is a most extraordinary man. First of all, he is a public entertainer. To amuse a great number of people is not an easy matter. He must be physically strong and healthy, otherwise he would not be able to stand the strain. Just imagine, he is seated cross-legged for nine successive hours. He cannot even have a wink of sleep. He cannot get up from his seat until six o’clock the next morning. He also has to strike the kechrek (rattle) with his right foot almost incessantly. He handles the puppets with both hands, imitates their different voices, tell jokes at the right times, and even sings every now and then. In addition, he controls the musicians without anyone among the audience ever noticing it.

Epic & Drama

The two great Indian epics,Ramayana and Mahabarata, captured the imagination of nearly every culture in Southeast Asia which had contact with Indians. Both of these epics have been with the Javanese since the influence of India was first felt during the first century A.D.

Coming centuries ago from the snowcapped Himalayas to the warm plains and snowfree mountains of Indonesia, the original epic has of necessity undergone many drastic changes, affecting not only geographical and personal names, but also the story itself.

Both epics are the basis of the most importantwayang kulitstories, now called wayang purwa. These akon or stories number as many as two hundred. In the process of Javanese oral tradition, the stories serve as a bare outline and have been transformed into entirely Javanese versions. Now one often refer to these as Rama cycle for the Ramayana and Pendawa cycle for the Mahabarata

Bima (or Bhima) is the second of the five Pndawa’s brothers. he is recognized by his great stature and strength. They are among the main characters of the Mahabharata.

Ramayana: the most famous

The most frequently performed narratives derives from the Hindu epics. The story is actually the Indonesian version of the famed Indian Classic “Ramayana” . It has gone through drastic changes, affecting not only geographical and characters names, but also the story itself.

The epic is now deeply rooted in the in the Indonesian national heritage and forms part of the national life. The Arjuna Sasra Bahu and Ramayana cycles concern the affairs of the noble Rama himself and his ancestors.

Favourite stories tell about Rama’s marriage to Sinta; their banishment to the forest together with his brother, Laksmana ; Sinta abduction by the monster king Rahwana : and her rescue, with the help of the monkey king, Hanoman , after numerous battles, from the kingdom of Sri Lanka. The Ramayana contains many episodes from the lives of these characters.

Hanoman, or Hanuman , known also as ‘Anjaneya’ (son of Anjana), is one of the most popular concepts of servants of God in Hinduism and one of the most important personalities in the epic, the Ramayana. His most famous feat, was leading a monkey army to fight the demon King Ravana to free his prisoner Sinta.

Mahabharata: the Pandawa’s saga

Gatotkaca, the Flying Knight of Pringgadani, son of Bimasena

The central story of the epic deals with the conflict between two branches of a family descended from the suprem Gods of Hinduism. One branch of the family, the Korawa, usurps the throne from the rightful heirs, the Pandawa.

They admire the scholarly wisdom and honesty of the eldest of Pandawa, Yudhistira, and the great physical strength and moral will-power of the second eldest, Bimasena.


The Indonesians have their favourite characters, like Arjuna, the famous Pandawa warrior-lover who is also the essence of the Javanese concept of nobility. Indeed, the Javanese kings sought to enhance their legitimacy by claiming direct descent from Arjuna, and through him back to the Gods of Hinduism.

wayang kulity history

Wayang is a generic term denoting traditional theatre in Indonesia. There is no evidence that wayang existed before Hinduism came to Southeast Asia sometime in the first century CE. However, there very well may have been indigenous storytelling traditions that had a profound impact on the development of the traditional puppet theatre. The first record of a wayang performance is from an inscription dated 930 CE which says “si Galigi mawayang,” or “Sir Galigi played wayang”. From that time till today it seems certain features of traditional puppet theatre have remained. Galigi was an itinerant performer who was requested to perform for a special royal occasion. At that event he performed a story about the hero Bhim from the Mahabharata.

Hinduism arrived in Indonesia from India even before the Christian era, and was slowly adopted as the local belief system. Sanskrit became the literary and court language of Java and later of Bali. The Hindus changed the Wayang (as did the Muslims, later) to spread their religion, mostly by stories from the Mahabharata or the Ramayana. Later this mixture of religion and wayang play was praised as harmony between Hinduism and traditional Indonesian culture. On Java, the western part of Sumatra and some smaller islands traditionalists continued to play the old stories for some time, but the influence of Hinduism prevailed and the traditional stories either fell into oblivion or were integrated into the Hinduistic plays.

The figures of the wayang are also present in the paintings of that time, for example, the roof murals of the courtroom in Klungkung, Bali. They are still present in traditional Balinese painting today.

When Islam began spreading in Indonesia, the display of God or gods in human form was prohibited, and thus this style of painting and shadow play was suppressed. King Raden Patah of Demak, Java, wanted to see the wayang in its traditional form, but failed to obtain permission from the Muslim religious leaders. As an alternative, the religious leaders converted the wayang golek into wayang purwa made from leather, and displayed only the shadow instead of the figures itself.[citation needed] Instead of the forbidden figures only their shadow picture was displayed, the birth of the wayang kulit.[citation needed]

The figures are painted, flat woodcarvings (a maximum of 5 to 15 mm thick — barely half an inch) with movable arms. The head is solidly attached to the body. Wayang klitik can be used to perform puppet plays either during the day or at night. This type of wayang is relatively rare.

Wayang today is both the most ancient and most popular form of puppet theatre in the world. Hundreds of people will stay up all night long to watch the superstar performers, dalang, who command extravagant fees and are international celebrities. Some of the most famous dalang in recent history are Ki Nartosabdho, Ki Anom Suroto, Ki Asep Sunarya, Ki Sugino, and Ki Manteb Sudarsono.