Block PartyOnce the dead reckoning software was written I needed an opportunity to test it out in a crowded situation. I was lucky enough to be able to collaborate with the event organisers of the 2013 Block Party to project the display output of the program as an interactive art installation at the event.
The projection was set up to the right of the main performance stage while the cameras were attached to the side of the stage rigging. The cameras recorded the actions of the crowd and sent them to my laptop (under the stage). The footage was processed by the software and then projected onto the parapet wall of the building.
What this meant is that the people in the crowd were able to view a mediated image of their own actions. The interactions that people had with this installation were very insightful and helped to provide both evidence of the potential of this type of interactive interface as well as a good opportunity to test out the software in a real situation.