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November 2011

Picnic on the Screen for Believe, Digital Performance Lab

Sermon, P & Gould, C 2011, 'Picnic on the Screen for Believe, Digital Performance Lab', exhibited at: The University of Salford Media City, Salford, UK, from 11/11/2011 to 12/11/2011.


First showcased at the Glastonbury Festival in 2009, Charlotte Gould and Paul Sermon have developed a new version of this interactive public video installation for today used to link public audiences in our MediaCityUK building via a telematic videoconference connection. Utilising the latest blue screen and HD videoconferencing technology the installation will bring public participants together within a shared telepresent urban picnic scene. Merging live camera views of remote audiences together and placing them within a computer illustrated environment, together with computer animated elements that are triggered and controlled by the audience through a unique augmented reality interface integrated within the installation. When you discover your image on screen you immediately enter the telepresent space, watching a live image sitting at a picnic scene next to another person. Exploring the space you are now in complete physical control of a telepresent body that can interact with another person in an illustrated enchanted ludic scene, complete with animated characters that respond to movement and actions.


Augmented Reality software developed by MA Creative Technology student Alasdair Swenson

Publication Details

Exhibited Name
The University of Salford Media City

Salford, UK

From 11/11/2011 to 12/11/2011.