Given the opportunity, what kind of transmission would you send to another world?
Stream Me Up is a guided narrative installation designed to give us the experience we’ve always wanted: the ability to transport ourselves to new worlds.
Taking advantage of new developments in three dimensional scanning and virtual reality, travelers are given the opportunity to create a message for the inhabitants of far-away planets.
Upon stepping into a reflective square in the center of an illuminated space station, travelers see their own image rendered in front of them like a digitized mirror.
Travelers are then prompted to act out a transmission to be sent to another world — a sort of digital communication with another civilization. The lights in the space station flash rhythmically, counting down to a six-second capture their gestural transmission.
Using four video camera & Kinect hybrids, a person can be captured in three dimensions from all sides. Using a tool called DepthKit – of the artist’s own design – a person’s physical movements can be virtually reconstructed in both color and depth.
Technical Director: James George
Director of Photography: Alexander Porter
Production: Mei-ling Wong
Design: Something Savage Studios
Creative Code, Front End: Charlie Whitney
Creative Code, Back End: Elie Zananiri
3D Animation: Patrick Clark
A project of SPECULAR
Created for Microsoft Studios at SXSW 2014