SEEK: Salford Environment for Expertise and Knowledge

Exhibition
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.

Abstract

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.

www.paulsermon.org/shangpool

 

Augmented Reality software developed by MA Creative Technology student Alasdair Swenson

Publication Details

Exhibited Name
The University of Salford Media City

Location
Salford, UK

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