The group project has allowed three different skills sets to explore the potential to create a sonic sound environment which is able to respond to users physical movement. I felt all members where equally involved in all aspect of the projects whist individuals specific skills where harnessed to be able to archive the best outcome for the initial idea, although these became interchangeable when each one of us had new ideas to work on.
My involvement lay with a large proportion of my time spent on the computer vision side, and the projected imagery. Our initial conversations centered around what type of interaction do we want. We quickly choose to focus on using a camera to track a persons movements rather than using the gesture control, as we felt we wanted to create an environment anyone could enter without any extra objects needed and they where more “free” to explore the environment.
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Group project with // Bill Barham, Khalid Rafique.
Create a sound performance tool using motion detection to control different instruments/sound files. As a person walks in-front of the camera they are assigned a individual instrument, as they dance and move they control different elements of the sound.
The overhead blob detection will map the sample location and playback speed/pitch of the audio. Griding off the camera view into sections will allow a certain area to trigger short sound files. For the front camera we will use face detection to control some of the other elements of the audio file, experimenting with the tempo, volume and reverb. Allowing for fluidity with an element of randomness we will program certain triggers into the installation to activate specific functions such as sample locations.
We hope that people without any specific notions of what the different areas of tracking elements are, will have an intuitive feel for the instrument. Aiming to Illicit play, encouraging participation and interaction between the instrument and the users with each other.
The final piece won’t include the videos beside the camera, this is just to show whats happening.