An installation where viewers become performers. Night Lights installation by YesYesNo

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night lights from thesystemis on Vimeo.

YesYesNo have made an installation that does a bit more than just projecting on buildings. They let viewers become performers, by taking their body movements and amplifying them.

There’s 3 interaction types – body interaction on the two stages, hand interaction above a light table, and phone interaction with the tracking of waving phones.

Looks like a lot of fun.

Full credits here – http://yesyesno.com/night-lights

IBM Color Sensitive Interactive Billboard

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Color Sensitive Interactive Billboard from milton cj on Vimeo.

I heard Adam Greenfield of Do projects talk at The Future of Advertising a few weeks back. (He’s worth checking out if you get chance).

One of the things he’s interested in is how advertising impacts the urban environment. And advertising as something that can calming and restful instead of fast cut and frenetic. (I’ve shorten and paraphrased him really badly here – sorry Adam).

It’s a really interesting field – so I like this sort of work.

Simple but engaging. Nice.

Face Pong. It’s like Pong, but with your face.

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Face PONG from Matt Ditton on Vimeo.

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Nice bit of tracking so you can use your face as the main input.

Written using the OpenCV library for processing.

Matt Ditton is hands on with quite of different things. Programming, photography, indie games development, tech art, environment modeler, university lecturer, DVA student. To find out more, see thequietvoid.com and his Flickr here. Not bad eh.

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LastHistory – interactive visualization your Last.fm history, obviously

Takes a while to initalise the first time, but once the data is in there it’s loads of fun to play with. It’s also got a really nice ‘personal mode’ that hooks up to iPhoto to display pics taken at the time you listened to the music.

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LastHistory – Interactive Visualization of Last.fm Listening Histories and Personal Streams from Frederik Seiffert on Vimeo.

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It’s free to download and try for yourself: http://www.frederikseiffert.de/lasthistory/

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Digging in the Crates

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Digging in the Crates from WE AIN’T PLASTIC on Vimeo.

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Digging in the Crates is an interactive installation by designer / developer Roland Loesslein which attempts to explore Sampling as a production technology of modern music using modified turntables and information graphics to understand the relationships between the sample and composition.

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Created using Flash Actionscript3/Adobe Air as part of his diploma thesis in the Department of Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Augsburg.

Really nice work. And I get to post photos of 1210’s. Double Win.

More here: http://www.weaintplastic.com/

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Generative Music Visualization

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Clavilux 2000 – Interactive instrument for generative music visualization from Jonas Heuer on Vimeo.

The Clavilux 2000 is an interactive instrument for generative music visualization.

The setting of the installation consists of three parts:
– a digital piano with 88 keys and midi output
– a computer running a vvvv patch
– a vertical projection above the keyboard.

For every note played on the keyboard a new visual element appears in form of a stripe, which follows in its dimensions, position and speed the way the particular key was stroke.

Colours give the viewer and listener an impression of the harmonic relations – and each key has it’s own color scheme and “wrong” notes stand out in contrasting colors.

Would love to see Les Dawson do his piano ‘routine’ on it.

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For people who have no idea who I’m talking about – here’s the man himself.