Dead ReckoningThe dead reckoning software was built as a part of the experimental stages of the King Square design project.
The software is designed to isolate motion in video by comparing a captured image with the camera's streaming input. The program takes the data that it recieves from the camera and can manipulate it in a number of ways. It can trace the outlines of objects in the scene, it can map the paths that objects take through the scene and it can count the number of actors that enter the scene over a given period of time.
What this means is that, when used in an urban context, the software can be used to record the number of people using a space and it can map the paths that they take. This became a useful analytical tool for the analysis of the site at Kings Square.
The software could also be connected to a mechanicl interface which would then be integrated with an architectural facade. The facade could then interact with the people that use it. This was one of the projected capabilities of the building that was designed for the proposed intervention.