The project is a magic book that can flip with the user’s motions through the Kinect. A waving motion will trigger the storybook to flip the page.
This was originally a Pop-Up Windows Display, but will be scaled down to just the book and the stand.
The interactions will be through a Kinect, and user motions will be tracked. Users will be prompted to make a waving motion in order to flip pages of the book. There are four pages that can be flipped, and once the user hit the end, the pages flip backwards.
Chat rooms provide the confort of annonimity, a confort that is most of the time used towards meeting new people, expressing ourselves…what if we used it to play charades with absolute strangers? Chat Charades provides the platform for Show attendees to do so.
Chat charades is a chat application with live video feed created specially for this project.
As a derivative of our expirience with PopUp Windows -Metatorium-(see The Mirrors) we discovered how much easiier is for people to let themselves loose in front of a web cam than a stranger, so we decided to create a game in which two strangers could interact in this anonymity space.
The hardware is located in two separate rooms, in one of them there is a computer with the program habilitated, in the other there are two big screenns with a web cam attach. Te users come, decide upon a role (guess or act) and start playing, the setting gives immediate feedback when the keyword is guessed.
Designing for Digital Fabrication, Game Design and the Psychology of Choice, Live Web, Pop Up Window Displays, Prototyping Electronic Devices
In New York you can stand among thousands and feel solitude. But the strange angles and shapes of our city also afford unique moments of intimacy. City Beat is an uncomplicated yet beautifully crafted experience where strangers catching glimpses of each other can share in a moment of connection and simple delight.