Interactive Art Round Up 01

Of late we have been exploring and really getting into interactive art, so to keep our creative juices flowing we will be blogging some of our favourite pieces in a interactive art round up.

EGO – Between the real and symbolic

Setting off with our first piece is this cool little live motion capture project from Klaus Obermaier. The project uses the Kinect to capture skeleton data and reinterpret it into these stick figures as you can see in the video. The impressive real time capturing has a great physics system in place, as the stick figures comically bounce around to the viewers movements. You can check out more work from Klaus over at http://www.exile.at/ko

 

Blueprint

This next project from the very talented Joanie Lemercier is an Audiovisual installation. Taken from Joanie himself, “The work examines the notion of blueprint as the intersection of ideation and architecture, a map that leads from formlessness to form. It explores the view of architecture as both the endless repetition of the cosmic order, and as a shelter from the infinite, a human construct that brings the capriciousness of nature into perspective.” I personally just really like the generative aspect of the imagery created, the slick simple and clean output puts you in a sort of trance as you watch it. You can see more work from Joanie over at http://joanielemercier.com/blueprint

 

Projections

This next interactive project is by Aakash Nihalani, and it features geometric shapes projected onto a white wall, which can be moved around using the users hand. A little sensor picks up movements which intern lets you react with the shapes using real time coding and motion software. Aakash speaks of the variation in composition via the use of the viewer interacting with the art, this gives people a real sense of being apart of the installation rather than just a passive viewer. You can see more of his work over at http://www.aakashnihalani.com/indoor

 

Omote / Real-Time Face Tracking & 3D Projection

Project Omote is a collaboration between Japanese media artist Nobumichi Asai, makeup artist Hiroto Kuwahara and French digital image engineer Paul Lacroix. The idea is in the title with this one, as a models face is both tracked in real time and projected onto simultaneously. The cool fluid motion graphics projected onto her is very impressive, along with the changing of colours and reconstruction of another face broken into geometric shapes. You can see more work from these guys over at http://www.nobumichiasai.com/jp/main

 

Thats it for this week, but we will be sure to keep posting regularly on all the latest cool interactive art projects around on the web. Keep updated by heading over to our twitter and following us www.twitter.com/roomcr6