BIG (big.dk), Kollision (kollision.dk) and Schmidhuber + Partner (schmidhuber.de) teamed up to bringing BIG’s vision of future urban mobility to life for AUDI at Design Miami 2011, running from November 30th to December 4th adjacent to Art Basel Miami Beach. The 190 m2 three-dimensional LED surface provides a glimpse of the future of our cities where infrastructure and public space is shared between pedestrians and driverless cars. The installation demonstrates how the city surface continuously gathers information about people's movements allowing vehicles to interact with the environment. Kollision developed a real-time graphics engine and the tracking software, which receives live input from 11 Xbox Kinect cameras mounted above the visitors’ heads. Through the cameras the movement of the visitors are processed into patterns of movement displayed on the LED surface. The installation sets the stage for Audi's A2 concept, which had its U.S debut at the design fair and is dedicated to the future of urban mobility, and is capable of communicating with its environment. The exhibition car continuously emits arrows showing its path, navigating between visitors at the stand. BIG originally presented the concept as an entry for the 2010 AUDI Urban Future Award introducing a future city paved with a digital surface that liberates the streets from existing boundaries and allows for a new flexibility of public use.
PROCESS AND PRODUCTION
The tracking software was developed through a series of test installations in Germany and Denmark and has resulted in a flexible setup of multiple aligned Kinect camera spaces, which are processed and translated by the graphical engine running the visual content on the LED surface. The engine is based on a range of parameters that can output a wide range of visual expressions - from a precise vector-like look to a more fluid and playful content. Furthermore the arrow, which illustrates the future movement of the car is real-time calculated on basis of the tracking information of people's movements.
Audio guides on the Copenhagen Metro enable passengers to discover local favorite spots along their route and to receive the necessary information to return to them later. Created at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design for the Copenhagen Metro by Chia Yu Hsu, Hsiang-Lin Yang, Simon Herzog, and Yashodeep Gholap.
This video was based on a mobile application designed to encourage buying locally in my Intro to Digital Media class into a larger ecosystem in the future. My idea is buying locally helps you connect with others invested in supporting local economies and communities, which is beneficial, rewarding and ultimately a lifestyle we should all adopt. We can no longer afford to live as though our resources are here forever and we can no longer source unsustainable products from abroad. My video shows what if we could encourage people to foster local activities and support each other locally. There are many benefits and I believe that you can start small and I can show you how.
A decentralized lighting system with is own behavior
Lys is a lighting system with its own behavior. Instead of switching the light on with one button, Lys consists out of a number of separate lights all with their own control and their own decisions. Every light will respond to its environment: sound, light and touch and make decisions to influence the lighting in a space. This Makes the system able to be respond different according to its context, people or environment . Every light is able to move, change light intensity and communicate to other lights in the system, creating a decentralized lighting system based on emergent behavior.