Title: Visions Project K.1: DIY 3-D interactive videohologram device

Authors: Francesca Mereu; Javier Villarroel

Addresses: VLAB4D Advanced Visualization Group, c/o Medialab Prado, calle Alameda 15, 28012 - Madrid, Spain ' VLAB4D Advanced Visualization Group, c/o Medialab Prado, calle Alameda 15, 28012 - Madrid, Spain

Abstract: The Visions Project K.1 is an interactive video installation that, inspired by science fiction movies and the new digital sets from recent years, uses the aesthetics of digital hologram to create 3-D portraits. The portraits are processed in real time and are displayed in a volume of three-dimensional points that the Microsoft Kinect camera records through a depth sensor based on the spatial coordinates of the public participant. These are projected onto a pyramidal structure with an LCD monitor, and due to the special geometry of the structure, appear to be real 3-D objects floating inside the pyramid. The modular design of the components of the structure enables the user to build their own device, Do It Yourself (DIY).

Keywords: interactive video; volumetric device; 3D objects; digital holograms; videoholograms; interactive art; 3D devices; telepresence; depth sensors; Microsoft Kinect camera; art technology; video installations; art installations; aesthetics; 3D portraits; modular design.

DOI: 10.1504/IJART.2014.066458

International Journal of Arts and Technology, 2014 Vol.7 No.4, pp.384 - 387

Available online: 21 Dec 2014

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