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airXY at the Venice Biennale

We [Erik Adigard, Chris Salter, Harry Smoak, Elie Zananiri and myself] have just completed a project for the 2008 Architecture Venice Biennale titled AirXY.

AirXY is a multimedia installation combining real time animation, sensors, haze, light and sound into large-scale screen and floor projections. The screen is a clock and responsive real time capture of the presence of visitors while the floor projection gradually reveals a fleeting, ethereal architecture.”

Elie and I did the video tracking and on-screen visuals are all done with openFrameworks and OpenGL (using OpenCV, shaders, FBOs, …). You can check out pictures on Flickr (here and here) and a small video on Vimeo – we should have more videos soon.

For this project we implemented an oF version of FreeFrame