An initial test of the installation Aether.
Aether is a collaboration between mexican artists Thomas Sanchez and Gilberto Castro. A series of studies in geometric symmetry, dynamic particles and interactivity on a large format multitouch screens. It explores techniques of manipulating a digital sculpt throughout the interaction of the users. It is inspired by the works of Memo Akten, Quayola as well as similarly inspired modernist cubist works such Picasso´s “Seated Nude″ and the classical painter Poussin.
The audience are able to alter the geometry and the physics to transform the representation of objects into different viewpoints. The source for the study are various Nebula images taken from the the Hubble Space Telescope. Those images are exposed into a abstract form which is possible to manipulate in real time with the touch of the fingers, to provide insight between Audiovisual Design and Multitouch technologies.
AETHER is not a multitouch wall is a mirror of shapes.
Visuals and Interactivity Design:
Thomas Sanchez Lengeling
Projection and Multitouch Hardware Integrator:
Gilberto Castro Esparza
The installation consists of a custom designed cabinet and a Glass of 4.30 x 2.20 m with Capacitive Multitouch Technology and 4 projectors. Visuals are writing in C++ using Cinder, TUIO block and Fade2D library.
Webpage of the project:
More about the installation in The Creators Project blog: thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/touch-the-cosmos-with-aethers-interactive-gallactic-makeover