A P P A R E L is the first piece of clothing designed to exist both physically and digitally. While its physical form serves its function, its esthetic value expresses in the form of a dynamic 3D overlay — often referred to as 'Augmented Reality' — that can be visualized through a camera on a computer screen. The user is then free to digitally dress up by manipulating a large set of parameters in real-time.
A P P A R E L is like a wearable avatar ^.^
This is a first prototype for an ongoing project.
Made with OpenFrameworks
with the help of:
- imagery analysis : OpenCV, ofxCv, ofxARToolkitPlus
- 3D modeling : ofxAssimpModelLoader, OpenGL
- camera settings : ofxUVC, ofxQTKitVideoGrabber, ofxYAML
- GUI : ofxUI, ofxXMLSettings
The Gaian Project celebrates nature. With its yearly digital album release inlcuding designs,
music and articles it inspires to preserve our planet.
In 2010, Steffen Knoesgaard, Fredrik Ekholm and Simon Holmedal,
created the first ever moving imagery for the community art project
Gaia: The Gaia10 official trailer. Two years later the project has
changed from coordinated yearly releases, into an ongoing collab-
oration as the community run website gaian.me
To mark the new direction of the community, curator Marius Bauer
returned to Steffen and Fredrik and commissioned an updated trailer.
Seeing this as an excellent opportunity to blow off some creative
steam, they conceptualized an idea to recreate the trailer based
on the original thoughts, but updated for 2012.
During the process designer/animator Linus Lundin - a long
time collaborator, joined the project as well as musician
and sound designer Jochen Mader.