Interactive Video Installation
In collaboration with Shana McCaw.
in[form] is a network of three site-specific interactive video installations that use a structured light 3D scanner to generate point clouds of participants' forms in real time- populating the clouds with language from a database of words and phrases relative to each site.
The software creates a depth map – a real-time 3D model made of points - generated by viewers/participants in the interaction area. That depth map is populated with words, phrases and sentence fragments, which change color and intensity with depth.
As viewer participants move, their bodies leave trails of words, and can manipulate and interact with words as they float through the virtual space. Over time, the piece generates a 3D text cloud. The result is a colorful and visually stunning poem, or collage of language.