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This installation, created in collaboration with Japanese artist Hiraki Sawa enables a participant to interact with the imagery and sound of Sawa’s film elsewhere 2003. Up to eight paricipants can interact with objects on screen by manipulating physical objects on a glass surface.

Image markers on the base of these objects were tracked by an array of high-speed cameras which enabled their position to be read.

The interactive was programmed using the reacTIVision project and Flash AS3. Prototypes were created using Adobe Director and the asUDP Xtra.

Cutting Edge deep etched and animated assets, as well as developed an excellent algorithm for tracking the animated sprites to the reactivision gestures.

Advice in the field of machine vision was provided by Adept Turnkey.