September 16th, 2008

mæve interactive installation

After much blood, sweat and cable guy issues, we could finally present the interactive installation mæve for the EveryVille student competition at the La Biennale in Venice.

In short, the installation works like this: visitors can pick up little cards representing the exhibits. Putting them on the table will draw an associative, organic network of tags, media and related projects around them. If you put multiple cards on the table, the visualization will form “bridges”, looking for direct or indirect connections between the projects.

The installation has been designed and developed by the MACE project team of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam and made possible by many others (credits).

You can find more info and media on the mæve project website.

Technically, the installation is built with Processing, using the Gestalt framework.
For the card tracking, the Reactivision 1.4 software was used. The interactive table was built by Werk5.

By the way, if you blog about this, make sure to link to the original project page – not this blog post – thanks!

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  2. Martin
    September 16th, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    Great job, fantastic! See you in Venice!

  3. Geoff
    September 17th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Looks great!
    Do you have any more detailed specs on the hardware? I’ve been looking to attempt a DIY project similar to this myself and have been trying to find all the reading material i can on the subject.

  4. tomek
    September 18th, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    hej goeff,

    what exactly you wane know about the setUp, there are some pics of the inside on flickr

    camera: PIKE F-145B/C
    (but we didn’t got the full frame rate, because windows is slowing done the firewire 800 on default)

    selfmade led arrays, with 400 leds in total
    (if you need i can look for the datasheet and send you some close up pics of the arrays)

    Panasonic PT AE1000E/U
    (for the price it is a really nice one, but the clamp for the lense is not perfect (the lense shift from time to time)

    thats all, you should get a nice fast computer but there is nothing special in the setup,

    contact us if you want get some more infos, but i don’t know if i would recommend the setup we are using for further projects, there might be a better solutions placing projector and camera at the same position and using the same mirror for both.

  5. Geoff
    September 18th, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    Tomek: That’s exactly what i was looking for. I’ve been trying to design the rig itself mainly. The project suggestion helps too. Thanks for the info and quick response!

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  7. Moritz Stefaner
    October 1st, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    And here is a nice interview with Till Nagel about the project.

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