Constellate

Interactive art installation

Video Credits : Sagar Sharma

Concept

When we achieve success like getting convocation from an institute or when we are leaving the institute, we had made new connections, we had connected with new people, new things. Considering constellation as a metaphor for connections, our team made this interactive installation.

Design Process

We thought of an implementation in which people in the field of installation will connect with each other by the lines projected from the projector. We also thought of the laser lights which will be installed on the edge of field and these laser lights will converge to nearest person in the field.

  • constellate - Initial concept sketch
Initial concept sketch
Technology used for installation
  • constellate - Overview sketch of implementation
Overview sketch of implementation

Microsoft kinect sensor comes up with IR, RGB cameras. We used the kinect to track people inside the installation field. Processing has an API simple-openni, which has number of functions to use kinect with processing. This API gives you the co-ordinates of detected people.

After getting co-ordinates the task was to draw a lines between people. We mapped the kinect with projector to get exact co-ordinates of a person on the ground.

Prototype

  • constellate - Behind the scene
  • constellate - Behind the scene
  • constellate - Behind the scene
  • constellate - Behind the scene
  • constellate - Behind the scene
  • constellate - Behind the scene
  • constellate - Behind the scene
Behind the scene (Photo Credits: New Media Design 2014)

References

Credits

Namrata Primlani, Shreya Garg, Kavya D, Rohitash Singh, Vaibhav Solanki, Vibhav kamat, Shreeyash Salunkhe, Nandhini, Sonali Chandrakar, Vibha Kulkarni, Sagar Sharma, Sagar Sutar, Uday Vir Singh, Kalyani Ingole, Pratish KS – Special thanks to Dr. Jignesh khakhar, Arshad Pathan, Hemraj Koshti