Title: Spiroraslaser: an interactive visual art system using hybrid raster–laser projection

Authors: Osama Halabi; Kenta Motomura; Norishige Chiba

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Qatar University, Doha 2713, Qatar ' Department of Art Education, Visual Media Expression, Iwate University, Ueda 3-18-33, Morioka, Iwate 020-8550, Japan ' Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Iwate University, Ueda 4-3-5, Morioka, Iwate 020-8551, Japan

Abstract: This paper explores the possibility of generating visual imagery in a highly interactive environment on the basis of hand position and acceleration. We present a new display method called hybrid raster–laser projection for combining two projections to create a final visual image. A Wii Remote Controller tracks hand orientation, acceleration and movement, and the graphics are generated by using hypotrochoids. The raster and the laser images are carefully synchronised in order to ensure homogenously integrated visuals. The resultant images are unique and beautiful because of the higher degree of contrast of the laser projection compared to the raster projection. This contrast creates lively, floating images that can be achieved only by using the proposed system. The proposed system presents a new interactive approach to the realtime creation of visual art and a novel method for displaying these visuals.

Keywords: interactive art; hybrid projection; hypotrochoid curves; interactive visual art; visual images; raster images; laser images; wii remote control; hand orientation; hand acceleration; hand movement; floating images.

DOI: 10.1504/IJART.2011.043442

International Journal of Arts and Technology, 2011 Vol.4 No.4, pp.373 - 391

Available online: 30 Oct 2011 *

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