I was commissioned to create an interactive artwork for the July Creative Play program at the Opera House. Creative Play runs every school holidays and aims to provide children with an experience where they can become the artists.
The brief was an artwork that could accomodate a large number of participants at one time, had a very low barrier of entry but allowed for deep relationships to emerge. Additionally it had to run unsupervised into the evening and power itself off at the end of the night.
This was achieved technically by Kinect sensors feed a depth image to custom software. The images are processed and sent to projectors. Due to the low roof height we used compact short throw projectors and mirrors to hit the tables.
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Client - Sydney Opera House
Director and Co Designer - Frank Newman (Creative Learning Specialist, Sydney Opera House)
Co Designer - Georgia Hopkins
Artistic Collaborators -
Concept and System Design - Toby K
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