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AIR Lab Workshop Series #1: Interactive Projections

In the 2019 fall semester, AIR LAB hosted a workshop about creating interactive spaces with projections. For the workshop we made use of the Processing IDE and the lab’s ceiling-mounted, floor-facing Microsoft Kinect body tracker and Projector setup. After an introduction to the hardware, participants were provided with example code, that could later be used as templates to build upon, to create one’s own interactive experience. At the end of the workshop, participants presenter their interactive projections/experiences, using one’s own body tracking as a sensor input. For instance, one participant made a game where the user had to dodge a ball moving about in the…

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The Living Tree

The Living Tree is an interactive sound installation where surface transducers are deployed in a real-life setting to design an immersive and affectively engaging interaction exploring the life of trees. The surface transducer technology emits vibrations through whatever material you press it against, turning the material into a speaker. When you touch and place your ear onto the trunk of the tree, you hear sounds of water running through the wooden veins combined with a heavy pulse and breathing that make the tree come alive sonically. Using Kinect sensors, we give people the ability to interact with the tree by moving around and climbing on it, causing…

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