Here we provide information about the projects that are conducted in cooperation with the University of Twente and in particular with Pervasive Systems, University Twente.
If you like to join in the development feel free to contact us.
The result of all our projects will be exhibited outside the lab.
Project 1 Encounters (working title)
First Milestone August 2011.
The first planned expo is in August 2011 at the opening of Tetem.
This project will be based on the technoligy developed for the Encounters #1 installation.
The goal is expand the original installation by merging the interaction of visiters from multiple locations.
Original documentation Encounter #1
This is the first work in the “Encounter” series, in which the viewers see themselves in a space together with other virtual visitors. The key idea is that by entering the space one starts to interact with the virtual visitors.
The “Encounter” series explores the concept of interaction with the viewer and as such forms a stadium in a development towards something like interactive cinema.
A central element here is a chair, inviting to be seated in. Ofcourse never more than one – real or virtual – person can be sitting in the chair! The elusive virtual visitors manage to steer away from collisions and keep their distance. In this way they make us experience the tension between, on the one hand, the frustratingly unattainable ideal of real contact, and, on the other hand, the safe certainty of avoiding conflicts.
The relation viewer-space-work is made even more interesting because the artist (never completely absent in a work of art) here is actually present as a virtual visitor. And if there are more viewers present an extra exciting dimension is added: who is virtual, and who is not?
Project 2 Spacestretcher (working title)
First Milestone October 2011.
The first planned series of expositions will be organised by SART in November 2011.
This project will focus on depth sensing and real-time 3d image-reconstruction by using multiple Time Of Flight cameras (kinect).
Call for UTwente master student participation