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Innovation of the day: Noise Ink

Innovation of the day: Noise Ink

Who: Trent Brooks, &some

Innovation: Noise Ink, an interactive animation system commissioned by New Zealand Post for the Auckland Arts Festival 2011.

What does it do?

If you've become an avid follower of the Innovation of the Day, you've probably realised I'm not so good with all this tech stuff. If you haven't picked up on this, well, I'm a better bluffer than I thought. Noise Ink is a 2D fluid/ink animation system that responds to body movement through a Kinect camera. The body movements detected by the camera affect the optical flow and perlin noise algorithms which in turn moves a cloud of ink-ish particles. The result: your own sweet visual art project on a screen. There was sound, too!

What problem does it solve?

How to combine dancing with strangers and painting.

A success?

The artwork was installed in Aotea Square as part of the Arts Festival. It ran every night for three weeks, from dusk til dawn. No doubt hilarity ensued in the early hours of Saturday and Sunday morning…

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