Interactive Display

Kinect Virtual Remote Strolling

Kinect Virtual Remote Strolling

Have you ever wanted to take a trip to some location you've never visited, just to see the sites? All of the famous landmarks you've heard so much about but never had the chance to really get to check out because actually going there would cost an arm and a leg. I know I have, and as an alternative, often times I've hopped onto Google Maps street view and have taken virtual strolls down New Yorks Times Square, or did my best Beatles impression by walking scrolling across Abbey Road in Westminster, London.

Interactive Puppet Display using openFrameworks and Unity 3D

Interactive Puppet Display using openFrameworks and Unity 3D

This interactive puppet display was developed by the team at yoke.dk and was created for the frederica theatre in denmark. The purpose of the project was to allow the audience to interact with a puppet from the show once they were finished watching the performance. Audience members were able to control the arms of one of the stars in the show creating another level of immersion that connects the the audience with the performers in a more interactive way.

Kinect Interactive Light Display

Kinect Interactive Light Display

What happens when you integrate hardware level lighting mixed with programming that interprets Kinect tracking data. Mind explosions, that's what. Check out this brilliant example of an interactive display which uses individual bulbs that light up to create a silhouette of Kinect tracked user. The system works great and is very precise in terms of how the bulbs light up to create the shape of the user being tracked.

MAID Ambient Interact Display

MAID Ambient Interact Display

After reading Wired magazine's incredible article on feedback loops, I became extremely interested in the possibility of teaching people better habits without wagging a finger at them or slapping them with a fine. The ability to recognize our own shortcomings and be compiled to change those habits should be instilled in us -- you'd think! It turns out, if most of us can get away with it, that'll be our path of least resistance.

Party in the City Interactive Display

Party In the City Interactive Display

After a year or documenting all kinds of visually stunning interactive displays, I've noticed that over time, the technical sophistication and level of creativity becomes more and more refined. Take for example Party in the City, a gorgeous use of colours and that increasingly become more vibrant as users motion towards the display. The users are able to to whip clean the colours restoring the interactive images to its original state.