YAPI  (Youtube Application Programming Interface) This cross-discipline interactive installation, aims to be a bridge between the digital and physical worlds. The physical world is represented by a geodesic structure resembling the globe in all its immensity, the digital side of our reality is represented by a continuous stream of videos which are projected onto the outside of the structure. Viewable from inside, it creates a 360 degree expression of the immensity and irrationality of humanity on this amazing planet. The digital side of the project works using a php program that utilizes YouTube API to randomly select and download the latest uploaded videos from the tube on a global scale. A second MAX application grabs the downloaded videos and maps them onto the structure three projectors through MadMapper.
 
 
The user physically walk inside the structure finding him/herself surrounded by 15/20 videos, all of which will have been uploaded in the past 5 to 10min by someone, somewhere, for some reason. The randomness of the selected video is a true manifestation of  YouTube as a living, yet digital, organism. The content of the installation is constantly evolving without any rationale or preconfigured outcome. Most importantly this means that the installation, just like a living being, is free from the shackles of its designer’s control.
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YAPI have been selected to be featured in FASCINATE conference.
 
Also been exhibited in Berlin for DandyDiary's FashionooBall project, at amazing jordan-seydoux gallery.
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Cross-discipline interactive installation, a bridge between the digital and physical worlds.
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