Prepare to be mesmerized with more face melting action.
Collective Spectra is a generative video installation that interacts with participants by using a camera to represent movement as color. By comparing one image from the camera with the one previous, the differences can be ascertained, and movement and change detected.
This movement and change is then filled with random color and updated every frame, creating a color filled rendition of what is happening in front of the screen. Trailers from the previous colors stay on screen and slowly fade away. If you hold still, you become invisible.
More! More psychedelic! More!
Currently, there is just one screen, a borrowed projector, and my work laptop. But I have plans to have three full setups at Burning Flipside. I would like to have infinity, but I will start with three. With multiple screens new configurations can be tried in which the screens are used as each others backdrop. Since whatever is different is what is filled with color, they will likely feedback off of each other while still interacting with the users. We can also set them up so that you are surrounded on three sides by this effect.
Seeing how that looks, and trying other configurations will be part of the fun.
The money from this Kickstarter will go towards reducing my out of pocket costs for buying more computers, projectors, cameras, IR lighting (because this wouldn't be as much fun if light was shining in your face), a bigger generator, cases, tables, and so on.
Thanks for reading, and for your support!
The faces, they are melting.
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