Nick Hwang and I are lead programmers on a grant project that he wrote for LSU’s EnOvation project a collaboration between the LSU Colleges of Engineering and Music. We have worked closely with sculptor Melissa Precise in designing the fabric enclosure of the installation, and in working on conceptual design. Composer J. Corey Knoll, has been a leading contributor to our sound design processes. Trey M. Duplantis, has also been involved as a beta tester, sound designer, and composer for the project.
The project will hopefully be finished sometime this summer!
The EnOvation grant project provided us with funding to purchase equipment for a permanently installed, telematic, kinect controlled augmented reality, with a game like environment. Some of the more interesting issues that have developed out of this project are things like: Discoverability, Transparency, and Sufficiency.
Audio from the project:
Video from the project:
The photos below are from the 2014 RedStick FutureFest:
TransPortal is a telematic and interactive art installation. It uses the Microsoft Kinect and the Synapse openNI library, and was coded in the Max programming environment.
TransPortal was developed for a grant program designed to foster collaboration between the college of Music and Dramatic Arts, and the College of Engineering on Louisiana State University’s Campus. The materials were all purchased through a grant written by my longtime collaborator and friend: Nick Hwang.