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Festival: Behind the Scenes

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in Videos

We were investigating festivals to find out what is happening behind the scenes. We interviewed the  lead singer of the hardcore band Vanna and the vendor Ross who is running a clothingshop for many years.
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Spectromonium – Interactive Totem

Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in General, Installations

Finally finished the video of our little projection-mapping installation. Which has been showcased during a light-themed exhibition at the University of the Arts in Bremen.

“The totem, as a representation of the space you’re currently in, communicates with the help of its own language. Movement inside the totems area, generates a language different than ours. Color and sound comments current behavior and creates constantly different impressions of time and space.

An interactive installation combining projection mapping, generative graphics and sounds. Body recognition via Kinect.”

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Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 in General

These are the first five minutes of the piece “Wheeled” for five bicycles and various percussive equipment, written by Matthias Kaul, a german composer, performed by the Frantic Percussion Ensemble, a group of young instrumentalists with a focus on contemporary music from northern Germany.

We collaborated with Michael Ibrahim Heins. We were responsible for the camera, lighting and editing. Audiowise the shooting and editing of this project was really demanding.

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Easy Kinect Hack via Synapse

Posted by on Jun 8, 2012 in Installations

After researching how to hook up the Kinect to OSX to use it with MAX/MSP I found this handy application called Synapse for Kinect. It has been developed by Ryan Challinor for an interactive dance installation at Burning Man Festival. It sends data via OSC Protocol so that it can be used among several applications such as MAX/MSP, Processing and Quartz Composer. You just have to start the application while the Kinect is turned on and connected and it starts tracking users.

I did not expect to make the Kinect running that quick and get it working simultaneous in MAX/MSP and Quartz Composer to play around with some fancy parameters just with my hands.

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Projection Mapping Test

Posted by on Jun 1, 2012 in Installations, Master Project

After some thoughts about my Master Project I decided to check out the Lichtlabor course by Roland Lambrette. With some ideas in my mind I begun experimenting with different techniques and solutions for projection mapping. When I got up that morning I did not expect that we will have a basic example running at the end of the day. Basically we were researching on different approaches to project on several objects and tools how to deal with the “keystone effect”. Actually this can be done in most of our tools to create visuals (Processing, Jitter, QC) or with an external tool like MadMapper.

That is the outcome of some basic projection mapping where I re-modeled the block in Cinema4D and applied some effects on it:

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