Sjansmachine is an interactive installation that works with real-time images and face detection software. Sjansmachine reflects the world we live in and the ever-increasing technologies that incorporate daily life. The aim of this installation is to bring people closer together in a playful and fun way. Like many social networking tools on the Internet these days, Sjansmachine enables you to connect with other people. It plays with the idea that the virtual world is replacing our social life and therefore wants people to connect in the real world again.
Participants intuitively use emerging technologies, such as QR tags and face detection, to ‘find new friends’.The custom software automatically takes a picture when a face is detected. This photo is transferred in real-time to the projections. The images are constantly animated. During “match” mode Sjansmachine displays its match in front of the audience. Previous versions were presented at Plazaplus Festival Eindhoven and The Dutch Film Festival in Utrecht. Sjansmachine is a collaboration between Eindhoven based artists Olga Mink, Carmin Karasic and Rolf van Gelder.
Sjansmachine is appealing to both eyes and heart. Not only fun is guaranteed, but also the stimulation of meetings, talks and even heated discussions amongst visitors. What is the use of meeting like this? What is the benefit of social media networks? How could digital technologies ever know what’s best for us? Questions like these and many others arose immediately during and after playing with it. Sjansmachine proved a successful, stimulative means for visitors to meet and interact with each other. (Claartje Opdam, NFF)
De gemeente Eindhoven gaf opdracht aan MAD emergent art center om een interactieve mediawand te
ontwerpen, die als platform in de openbare ruimte kan dienen voor meerdere media-kunstenaars.
Op basis van het thema “Wonen en Leven in Eindhoven” is een tweetal ontwerpen gemaakt door
Matthias Oostrik en Olga Mink voor de vernieuwde ingang van het Stadskantoor.
Matthias Oostrink | eiPIXEL.
Olga Mink | Personal Number Orchestra (PNO).
de Inwoner’ van Maarten Baas, een 7 meter hoog huisje met een daarin verwerkt de inmiddels legendarische grandfather clock.
Diverse lichtprojecten in de stad zoals ‘Pixpong’ waarin elke maand op de Kennedy Bussiness Toren een matrix-animatie van een Eindhovense ontwerper te zien is. Philips met o.a. “Starry Sky” de nieuwe straatverlichting, het masterplan voor Ligth S en driehonderd Living Colors.
Diverse ‘design pop-ups’ waarin Eindhovense ontwerpers en kunstenaars in de binnenstad het publiek verrasten met spontane acties van lichtgooien, klikodisco, doosrennen, auto’s inpakken tot een heuse backyard-expositie.
Plazaplus is a festival programme existing of innovative film and theater, that uses media and technology in a subliminal way. Plazaplus aims to present a multitude of innovative and artistic explorations by emerging and established international artists. The selected programme presents a broad range of yet unexplored terrains in media art and live performance. This event was hosted by Plaza Futura, and curated by Gieske Bienert, Wiepko Oosterhuis & Olga Mink.
SJANSMACHINE is an interactive photo-installation that works with realtime images and face detection software. The aim of this installation is to bring people closer together in a playfull way. Like many social networking tools on the internet, Sjansmachine enables you to connect with other people. It plays with the idea that the virtual world is replacing our social life and therefore wants people to connect in the real world again. This project is a collaboration between Eindhoven based artists Rolf van Gelder, Carmin Karasic and Olga Mink.
The custom software takes a picture of the face in the booth. The photo is instantly seen on the projections (one face per square). The images are constantly animated. During M.A.T.C.H mode the machine doesn't upload any pictures, but displays its match in front of the live audience. When Sjansmachine is back in "chance-mode" you can step into the photobooth again.
The projections are mapped onto 24 translucent plexy glass squares, hanging from the ceiling. The projection area is 6 meters (=19.7 feet) wide and 1 meter (=3.3 feet) high.
1 x Mac (or PC)
1 x web cam
1 x pair of computer speakers
3 x projectors
1 x tripleHead
3 x videocables for the projectors
24 x sanded plexi glass tiles
1 x photobooth
2 x spotlights for faces (max 15 WATT)