Interactive art maps life stories onto boxes

AUTHOR: Inavate

Link is an interactive installation where people can record their stories onto a cityscape of cardboard boxes. Participants approach a kiosk to record a video of themselves which is stored and replayed through the sculpture. The system makes use of a projection mapping application developed for an iPad, and a video server to store all of the recorded stories.

Link was created for Design Korea 2010 as an interpretation of 'Convergence', the theme of the exhibition. Hardware included 3 servers, each with a Core i7 Quad core (8 threads), Nvidia Geforce 460 GTX, 8GB RAM (for caching video playback), Triplehead2Go x 2, 2xPlaystation eye and six 3000 lumen projectors.In the words of its creators Kimchi and Chips “it presents a convergence of complex, fast moving technologies from communication and visual computing with low, everyday materials. Furthermore, the audience is requested to cross the boundary of roles within the exhibition by themselves being presented as the exhibition. By existing in the same space as the exhibition, the audience can understand that their existence within the design community can be flexible and cross-disciplinary.”“As before, we look into ways that people can store their memories inside boxes, and what intuitive agency individuals can have with media technologies.”“Link also represents an evolution within our in house technical tools. We developed a new highly tuned and flexible mapping suite for the project which allows for efficient and accurate mapping of large amounts of video faces. This tool complements the 'Padé Projection Mapping' suite which is also currently in development.”

A LINK, Design Korea 2010 from Mimi Son on Vimeo.