goal of the ETC’s a audience Interaction Project
is to explore engaging and interactive activities for
audiences. Using a video camera, computer, green screen,
projector, and projection screen, we are able to superimpose
our guest on screen into 3D virtual environments in real
time, with special effects. In addition, our guests can
interact with the virtual environment and its inhabitants
with special light emitting rings, and also through movement,
both of which are tracked using real-time image processing
on our computer.
Mission & Vision
vision is to create a fun, engaging experience through
an interactive and artistic atmosphere. Through tracking
motion and detecting light, the audience can affect
the virtual surroundings by triggering and controlling
the special effects implemented. This project is also
designed to serve as a supplementary activity to augment
the space it is in to transform a mundane atmosphere
into an interesting environment. This ultimately can
be utilized in venues such as clubs, lounges, or just
about any social setting.
Photo: Children at the Pittsburgh Children's museum
interacting with the system.
Our experience is geared
towards a small scale audience of approximately 3
at a time, and for all ages.
This project is a multi-entry
meaning our participants can join the project at any
given time and depart at any giving time. There is
no winning or losing, no beginning nor an ending.