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House Party - Interactive Narrative/Audio Installation

House Party is an interactive installation that uses the intuitive interface of a traditional dolls house, albeit with anthropomorphized characters, to explore a narrative with multiple plot threads. By placing characters face to face spectators can listen into conversations in order to navigate the story and find out more information about events.

Inspired by the techniques of Victorian ‘Ingénieurs’ (the engineers behind magicians)and the imagery of contemporary Japanese designers such as Nagi Noda, the artist created a piece that augments the computer with the internal mechanics of a modern illusory toy. An exploration of author Arthur C. Clarke's third law, any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

The installation uses the fidicial tracking patch developed by the Reactable team in 2003 to create their collaborative electronic music instrument. A webcam set in the hollow plinth of the installation points up, looking through the perspex floor of the dolls house tracking fidicial markers placed on the bases of characters. This allows VVVV to determine the x and y postions of characters as well as their orientation.

VVVV passes these values to Adobe Director through the OSC encoder to the OSCXtra plugin. Depending on characters orientation and distances from one another different audio clips are triggered giving the effect of conversations between the House Party guests.

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klj3, Tuesday, Jul 17th 2007 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 0 comments  
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~4d ago

Joanie_AntiVJ: I have an issue with some reflection calculations, any vector expert may know the secret of mirrors ? :) https://discourse.vvvv.org/t/help-to-mirror-a-vector/20523/4

~4d ago

Joanie_AntiVJ: I have an issue with some reflection calculations, any vector expert may know the secret of mirrors ? :) https://discourse.vvvv.org/t/help-to-mirror-a-vector/20523/4

~14d ago

joreg: @LCA remember that we also provide custom support for commercial projects: https://visualprogramming.net/#Support

~15d ago

LCA: where to ask about hardware setups: VL application over 26 1080p displays. maybe also with FUSE

~22d ago

tonfilm: @tobyk there is also this, who wants to win: https://bottosson.github.io/posts/oklab/

~29d ago

tobyk: LCH is the best color space, all the other color spaces are now big losers. https://atmos.style/blog/lch-color-space

~1mth ago

schlonzo: "HowTo Work with Children" somehow I expected something else :D

~2mth ago

fleg: This Tuesday, Cologne: exhibition opening of "interwoven", textile disinformation patterns created with vvvv. https://fleg.de/news/exhibition-interwoven