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Bipolar is an experiment in using the human form as a medium for sound visualisation. It is an audiovisual virtual mirror that warps the particip… Read More
Bipolar is an experiment in using the human form as a medium for sound visualisation. It is an audiovisual virtual mirror that warps the participant’s body as they wander through the space. Read Less
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Bipolar
Bipolar is an experiment in using the human form as a medium for sound visualisation. It is an audiovisual virtual mirror that warps the participant’s body as they wander through the space. A soundscape designed by Liam Paton is generated from the presence and motion of the participants. The data from this (in addition to sounds from the user and environment) is used to transform the body into a distorted portrait that fluctuates between states of chaos and order.
This piece has evolved from an experiment I made 18 months ago when exploring the possibilities for using the body as a canvas for visualising sound. Since then it has been exhibited at a number of events including Digital Shoreditch, The Wired Popup Store in Regent St, The New Sublime exhibition at Brighton Digital festival and The BIMA awards.
Credits
Built using openFrameworks
 
Sound design (installation):
Liam Paton of Silent Studios
 
Music (from original experiment) - Lootin' 92 by 12th Planet & SPL:
soundcloud.com/spl/d-12th-planet-spl-lootin-vip
 
jamesalliban.wordpress.com/2013/10/02/bipolar-2
More info (original):
jamesalliban.wordpress.com/2012/02/28/bipolar
Tags
Interactive, installation, music visualisation, reactive, Kinect, openFrameworks, Computer vision