3fram.es is a simple website that allows visitors to create and share animated .gifs using their webcam.
‘Dead Drops’ is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space. I am ‘injecting’ USB flash drives into walls, buildings and curbs accessable to anybody in public space. You are invited to go to these places (so far 5 in NYC) to drop or find files on a dead drop. Plug your laptop to a wall, house or pole to share your files and date. Each dead drop contains a readme.txt file explaining the project. Full documentation, movie, map and ‘How to make your own dead drop’ manual at deaddrops.com
A series of generative images created using custom software written with Processing and burned into plywood using the Eyebeam laser cutter.
Shown at The Root of the Root in October 2010 at Devotion Gallery.
Sausage Party looks at your upcoming Facebook events and rigorously assesses their respective sausage ratings on a 0 to 5 sausage scale.
- 0 sausages = less than 55% male attendees
- 1 sausage = between 55% and 65% male attendees
- 2 sausages = between 65% and 75% male attendees
- 3 sausages = between 75% and 85% male attendees
- 4 sausages = between 85% and 95% male attendees
- 5 sausages = 95% or more male attendees (an all-out sausagefest)
Sausage Party was created using jQuery and jqModal. The sloppy and soon-to-be-cleaned-up source code is on github. This was made pretty quickly so if you find bugs, please let Aaron know or file a ticket on github. The sausage image was taken from the Wikipedia article on sausage.
A realtime 3D scanning installation, people.points uses a technique called structured light to transform a live webcam feed into an animated, morphing and transforming 3D point cloud.
"Read Me Files” is part of Brooke's ongoing investigation into the built environment. She is specifically considering products we use for personal and domestic hygiene. We recognize logos and packaging far more readily than the chemical ingredients that the products are comprised of and that we, quite literally, consume. "Read Me Files" employs written and spoken language to underscore this disconnect by asking viewers to name everyday products by ingredients rather than branding. The commonplace becomes mysterious and foreign. The recorded video from this installation will become source material for a single channel video.
In search of the disconnect between ourselves, the natural world and the food we eat, we’re going to slip on some boots, strap on a backpack, grab a canoe, and head out into the industrial wilderness of the New Jersey wetlands.
Following in the footsteps of a Marco Polo-esque spice trade, our expedition will travel by canoe past massive cargo ships and factories in search of the numerous artificial flavoring factories of New Jersey, the flavoring capital of the U.S. During our two-week industrial wilderness trip, we will interview factory employees, document our campsites and adventures, and cook with various artificial flavors in an attempt to bridge our understanding of the natural and artificial. This will be edited into a documentary about our adventures and discussions that ensue.
Our expedition will be lead by NOLS mountaineer, Ryan Van Luit, and myself. Our support crew includes researchers, video editors, writers, a flavorist, a photographer, and most importantly a cook willing to work with Doritos and Tofurkey.
The ultimate goal of the project is to create a documentary that investigates these questions in a manner that is entertaining, humorous, and insightful. Following the trip we will have an open invitation for artists, cooks, and those interested to join us for a 3-day Thanksgiving canoe trip through the wetlands where an all-artificial thanksgiving dinner will be prepared by the participants.
What is it?
Ninja Shadow Warrior will be a stand alone arcade game built with a screen and webcam. The goal is to fill out the shadow of an object as accurately as possible. The scores based on accuracy are kept on a leader board. The game structure of Ninja Shadow Warrior naturally supports face-to-face interaction, as more details can be filled out when more people are playing at once. This game will experiment with crowd sourcing content for the shadow object database.
How do you play it?
The camera must first be calibrated, by taking a snapshot without the player(s) in camera view. Then the player(s) choose an object, or one is chosen for them. Player(s) have a few seconds to pose, until a snap shot is taken. The score is then tallied according to how well the player(s) have hidden themselves in the shadow of the object, and the score is then shown on the leader board if it is high enough. Eventually, players will be able to email the snapshots to friends or social networking sites.
Created in collaboration with Flying Lotus, Cosmogramma Fieldlines is an interactive interpretation of the cover artwork for Lotus' third full-length album, Cosmogramma. The downloadable app allows users to interact using their webcam or their mouse, creating an entrancing combination of sound and motion. Developed withOpenFrameworks.