Night Lights is the most amazing interactive projection on a building I have ever seen. YesYesNo were asked to turn the Auckland Ferry Building into an interactive playground for the viewers. There were 3 different types of interaction – body interaction on the two stages, hand interaction above a light table, and phone interaction with the tracking of waving phones. That input was then used to manipulate 6 different scenes. Just watch the video and you’ll know why this is a very impressive project. Here are the names of some of the people involved, some might sound familiar if you reading today and tomorrow: Joel Gethin Lewis, Zach Lieberman, Pete Hellicar, Kyle McDonald, Todd Vanderlin, Daito Manabe.
Gijs Gieskens is a Dutch VJ and musician who likes to make his own tools, both on the hardware and the software side. Browser Jockey is one of his projects, he wrote a set of browser scripts which he uses to generate visuals to live music. Gijs developed another tool to use with Browser Jockey: the Beat Converter. This is a little piece of hardware which translates live mucis to key presses and trigger the Browser Jockey scripts. This video explains it all.