ITP Spring Show 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2-6pm & Monday, May 10, 5-9pm

Calli Higgins

Calli Higgins

See yourself in an older New York City

Video Sculpture

A grid of vintage glass photo slides rests unlit, awaiting the presence of a user. Through a web cam and blob detection software, the outline of a the user is projected behind the grid, lighting up the glass slides in the outline of the user's body shape.

People curious about the effect of their presence on an art piece, and those who are interested in seeing themselves reflect images of the past.

User Scenario
A user approaches the grid and sees his or her body shape being used to light up slides of vintage New York.

This project is made with custom software that utilizes openFrameworks and the openCV library. The physical portion is composed of 25 vintages glass slides and a wooden grid that houses them.