Britzpetermann, a German design studio, recently wrote me to share their newest project, a series of interactive window displays for their shop. They did an amazing job on these so far, creating one with eyeballs, one with musical waves and another with randomized words. Each of these respond as you pass by their windows, grabbing your attention and bringing some fun to the street. Here’s how they did it:
We used a high quality projector and semi-matt foil from the hardware store to project the eyes to the window. They are rendered by a WebGL frontend using a shader sphere effect. The detection is performed by OpenFrameworks and the Kinect.
An Arduino controlled servo motor, pushing a button on the projector remote, is turning the installation on at 4pm and off at 11pm.
Super cool, in my opinion. I’d love to see more stuff like this populating shop fronts, bringing life to ordinary streets.