ITP Spring Show 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2-6pm & Monday, May 11, 5-9 pm

Angela Chen
Matthew Richard
Meredith Hasson
Winslow Porter

A Fish this Big

I caught a fish THIS BIG! How big?

Computational Cameras

In Computational Cameras class we focused on color tracking and Virtual Fish is the product of wanting to tell someone a story of how large a fish is that they caught. We used color tracking to track two green squares and based on the distance between the two squares we inserted a different fish. As the person pulls their hands apart, the fish, in turn, gets larger and changes species as it grows. Images are capture and later the person is able to see the different types of fish that they caught.

All ages, all abilities. In short, everyone.

User Scenario
Users hold color blocks in front of a camera. The camera tracks the position of the blocks and calculates the distance between them. Based on that distance an image of a fish is superimposed over a live video feed which is viewable by the user. This way the user has constant feedback. At interval points, a picture is taken saved of the doctored image and uploaded to a flickr account, a la Mike Kelberman's Rotobooth.