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9 Νοε 2013 (πριν από 3 χρόνια και 11 μήνες)

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Site specific art is influenced by it’s
location (‘site’) and surroundings.


A Virtual
-
Site allows for easy duplication
of the art object, which introduces
multiple ‘sites’.


As a result, the art can respond
dynamically depending on it’s specific
ever
-
changing location.


This naturally leads to interactivity.


By using a
computer

and a
webcam

to
define an art site, the art creation is
influenced by the
location

& environment
of the site, most specifically, by the people
at the site.


Influence by interaction
: visitors at the site
'reach' or 'move' their body to a certain
part of the display, as prompted by an on
screen visualization. Followed by visual
acknowledgement if the goal was
reached.


On screen visualizations appear based
upon the rhythm of a song, beat, or loop


This concept is vaguely similar to a
combination of the popular games DDR
and
GuitarHero
.


However, by using a
virtual

‘eye’
on the
environment of the site
(image/video
input)
, the art object allows for a wider
range of interactions.


E.g. if the user is
near
(larger)
to the camera, as
opposed to
farther

(smaller)
away.


Site
-
specific
conditions

contribute to the
influences upon the art object, thus rendering
all the duplicate art objects as unique.
They
are:


Environment and backdrop of the location


Lighting, stationary objects. Etc




Non
-
stationary objects:


Humans, animals, insects, clocks, cars, etc



Musical element



Computer model/software configurations.


Interactivity:

++
Motion detection
algorithm

based upon
a binary template
(white pixels represent
changes from previous
frame, and black
pixels represent
stationary pixels) is
used for determining
user body movement.


Visualizations:

++ Apple's Quartz
combined with
QTCapture

frame by
frame access to the
iSight

camera, and a
line detection
algorithm

provides
unique and attractive
visualization effects
that can be placed on
the video at runtime.


Using a
line
detection algorithm
with a Quartz built
-
in
effect from OSX
developer tools, this
visualization was
captured.



Interactive rhythm
objects and music
would be placed on
top.


Syncing with the virtual site’s
iTunes

to
create a game or sequence based
upon a specific song.


Movie recording capability.


Would a recorded video be an extension of the object? Or
would it be it’s own work of art based upon a specific unique
‘site’?


Snapshot capability.

Initial release

Future implementations


Initial release (by end of BU CFA
AR521/621 class perimeter):


Add
-
on/Plug
-
in for the popular Mac OSX
application
Photobooth
.


^
v


Stand alone Mac OSX active/interactive game
application with Cocoa developed graphical
user interface.



iPhone
:


Possible future
iPhone

deployment would
expand the possibilities of “specific sites”.


Ekandy

uses the Objective C programming
language and the Cocoa interface builder
within the OSX developer tools, which are
shared with the
iPhone

SDK.


Internet:


Downloadable from my OSX software
website:
http://www.2xdvisual.com/iconvault/v2.htm


Possible inclusion for download on Apple’s
website.


Future
iPhone

release =
iTunes

iPhone

App
Store delivery

+ Visual method for learning/improving rhythm


++ Expanding/building upon the idea of ‘site
-
specific’ art, as well as pioneering interactive
art, bridging the gap between art and code.


+++ Mac based image analysis
algorithms/platform for alternative input
interfacing.


++++

Traffic

generator

for

my

‘art

and

code’

website,

including

possible

incoming

referrals

from

apple
.
com
.



I spent some time thinking about whether this project or piece of art
could be permitted to have a name. My final decision was yes, it
indeed could benefit from having a name.


Here are some of the names that I thought of:


Ekandy

(my favorite)


Rhythm Dancing


Rhythm Dancer


iJive

(ugh)


iAnything

(double ugh)



“ZOMG I love
Photobooth
, but I spend too
much time on it already!!”

Annie


“That’s pretty cool man, sounds like it will
replace going to the gym ha ha”


Mike



“Site
-
specific
-
art generator is what that is!
SICK!”


Roomster




Time is money. My time is certainly
money, so with that in mind, the timely
completion of project
Ekandy’s

initial
release is in order
-

EH