Free Art and Technology (FAT), OpenFrameworks and the Graffiti Resarch Lab: Tempt1, Evan Roth, Chris Sugrue, Zach Lieberman,Theo Watson and James Powderly have teamed-up with a legendary LA graffiti writer, publisher and activist, named TEMPTONE. Tempt1 was diagnosed with ALS in 2003, a disease which has left him almost completely physically paralyzed… except for his eyes. This international team is working together to create a low-cost, open source eye-tracking system that will allow ALS patients to draw using just their eyes. The long-term goal is to create a professional/social network of software developers, hardware hackers, urban projection artists and ALS patients from around the world who are using local materials and open source research to creatively connect and make eye art.
The 2010 edition of the Mapping Festival held in Geneva, Switzerland brought over 10,000 people in 10 days from all across the globe, it has become the largest specialized international event and represents the work of artist who share a passion for real time images.
The festival comprises everything from lectures, conferences, live a/v performances, workshops, exhibitions, video installations, vjcontest and crazy parties with live DJ/VJ sets.
It was the introduction of madmapper wich provides a simple and easy tool for mapping projections, demystifying the process and allowing the artist to focus on creating content.
It runs on syphon and can be use with Modul8, Quartz Composer, VDMX 5, OpenFrameworks, MaxMsp / Jitter, Processing (soon), Resolume, Isadora.
Nice Idea that creates great interaction between projection and audience. “Unsuspecting pedestrians will be tickled, stretched, flicked or removed entirely in real-time by a giant deity” says Chris O´Sheo – the creator of “Hand from above”.
“Documentation of my video projections at InLight Richmond 2009. Messages submitted by members of the public are translated into American Sign Language and then mapped to the architecture of the building.”
Reminds me of TXTHealing but in a more visual way.
Got a mail to a fantastic project going on in New York. I just post the mail here :
Multimedia performers Sweatshoppe have been wheat pasting buildings
with moving images all over New York. Mapping video projections to
LED-lit paint rollers, Sweatshoppe lay their projections on a surface,
paint-stroke by paint stroke. They call new digital performance style
“Video Painting” and have demonstrated the end result here:
How it works: The software controlling the video was written in Max.
The paint roller does not use any sort of paint, it simply contains
green LEDs. The software tracks the color green and outputs the x y
position which are sent to drawing commands and the strokes are
textured with video.
Sweatshoppe is video artists Bruno Levy and Blake Shaw. They plan on
eventually releasing the software, but only after it is much more
refined, buffed up with features and is user-friendly.
Some fresh stuff from TXT-healing (Taken from his website: “TXTUal Healing is an interactive public theater piece. It looks at the cell phone as a device not just to remove oneself from a physical space, but to interact with and explore it.”) He travelled to Romania in June. Find pictures for that trip on his website.