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This project was successfully funded on May 12, 2011.

About this project

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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    "Oh, uh, there won't be any reward, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness." So you'll have that goin' for you, which is nice.

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    Drive the experience at Burning Flipside! Change the effect, color ranges, display of images, and So Much More!

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    Drive the experience at Burning Flipside as described below, and I will also provide you with a cold beverage while you do so.

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    Entry to the Art Garden workshop in which techniques for creating digital art of this nature will be presented, plus all awards from lower levels.

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    Use of one projector and screen for an evening, plus all awards from lower levels.

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    I will come set up a screen at your party or event in central Texas and project for four hours. You can drive the installation or have me do it, as you wish.
    You also receive all awards from lower levels.

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    I will set up three screens at your party or event in central Texas and project for four hours. You can drive if you want.

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