Big Screens brainstorming

// September 24th, 2010 // Big Screens

Big Screens 2009

At this point for Big Screens, I’m just brainstorming some different ideas I’ve been thinking about and looking around for inspiration to provide as a basis for discussions on possible collaborations. Last week’s trip down to the IAC definitely helped in that respect too. So here’s a few things I’ve been thinking about …

  • Generally speaking, I’m interested in blending video/photos with animation and generative code in subtle ways.  As an example, I did some of this in Nature of Code last semester.
  • I’m also interested in exploring how my ICM project from first year could be adapted to the big screen in a way that takes advantage of that perspective.
  • Over the past month I’ve been working on putting together a camera array rig to create that bullet time effect.  I’m interested in how that could be used to create a greater sense of depth within the screen.  I like the idea of what that could like panning across the screen and seeing the 3D perspective of people frozen in time as the camera continues to move.
  • I’m intrigued by the idea of one really long slow camera movement through a space.
  • Instead of the screen having the experience of it being something we look into, there is a lot that can be done using the scale to create an experience of to content creating a sense of pressure on the class that could eventually burst out (ie. the water of an aquarium).
  • I’m also taking Mashups right now.  Have been thinking of how I could use what I learn there to be applied to the IAC screen.  Thought that could be an interesting way of avoiding the scaling problems that are encountered in testing for the larger audience expected for the final event.  Data from places like twitter could be used to influence dynamically changing visuals on the screen.  That way the traffic is handled by twitter instead of the machines/code we’re running on site.

Anyhow, those are just a few of the ideas I’ve been thinking about lately.  None are particularly flushed out, but I’m looking forward to seeing something materialize soon.

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