AUGMENTED REALITY INSTALLATION
AUGMENTED REALITY INSTALLATION
at the Intersection of Art and Technology we explore ways to create augmented reality.
at the Intersection of Art and Technology we explore ways to create augmented reality. Read more
I’m fascinated with the possibilities to create interactive spaces, and that is finally becoming a reality. Today we live surrounded by technology either at home or on the go, in fact we are so connected to the web we almost live two places at once: in the real world and online. Thats exactly what my work explores, this connection between our digital selves and our physical body.
WHY AN INSTALLATION ?
I find that creating installations as experiments is the most effective way to explore these ideas, you have to bring people into interactive spaces and see how they react. Allowing people to really experience this connection to the digital world and giving them the freedom to change the space they are in is part of what our digital life is about, to connect with other people through new ways of socializing that encourage people to play and literally change the space.
THE GOAL OF THIS PROJECT
It has come to a point that for me to create a new installation I need to develop a user interface. The Money will be used to fund the coding and testing of the interface in order to combine the ideas from past installations into ONE.
An installation will be the final product, but we need your support to make it happen :-)
I have been creating small prototypes of what this new installation will be doing but I need a programmer to help me piece it all together into an independent program that can connect multiple users.
Previously I have studied ways in which we could connect our real environment with our online experience and trying to create a relationship between the user and the Interface. What I’m trying to do is to take that FURTHER, to create a program which allows the user to manipulate the space they are in while sparking social interaction both in the real world and online. By recording their movement and leaving traces of their presence in real time and connecting their interaction with other users online.
That way the space will create social interaction with random people in the space and users online from anywhere in the world.
In the past I have experimented with ways to make a visible connection between the viewer and the the space, Like in Installation 1 (2006) where the image of the audience is overlapped with the image of the interactive objects by using digital projections as well as sound based on proximity.
In Installation 2 (2007) the viewer is then capable of altering the image of the installtion by manipulating the pixels and shadows of the space together with other users.
In Installation 3 (2012) the viewers are now able to manipulate the colors of the room by moving about and touching the scrims, and the more people interacting the more colors are introduced, that way people gain control of the room while the installation tries to create connections between the users.
HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?
There are tons of new resources and software available open source which allow people to connect video, motion sensors and even music into a computer which then translates that information into spaces capable of responding to the user based on how they move, how much time they spend in one particular spot and what things they are touching. We are now capable of creating spaces that respond changing light, colors, sounds, creating movement patterns and even connecting random users based on proximity.
Simply put, the money will be used to create a user interface. The installation itself will only happen after the user interface is created, the thinking mechanism of the artwork will be what defines the physical elements of the space. In order to create a space that reacts to a user present in the installation and another who is online we need to create a software to link the users.
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
Kickstarter is all or nothing, that means if this project does not reach the goal amount the project is canceled.
So if you would like to see it come true you can either pledge your support or spread the word. The more people that know about the project the bigger chances it has to come true!!!
If you'd like to Pledge not only will you have my eternal gratitude, here are a few things to remind you of your generous support:
Risks and challenges
I have successfully created interactive installations before and the most challenging factor behind all of them is finding ways for people to become actively engaged in the artwork.
The challenge for this particular project will be creating a user interface, a clear simple way to connect people in real space and digitally. Exploring ways to make it functional will be a trial and error process and that is why I need the help of a programmer. I have developed the key elements of interaction with open source software, but now I need to piece it all together and give it “life” if you will.
To develop a user interface takes a little bit of time to solve all the kinks in the code so time is also another challenge, which is why I am setting the deadline for August, to give the program time to be created, tested and fool proofed.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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