Window 2.0

Khoury Levit Fong

Posted on Friday, November 19th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

Window 2.0 is part of a series of investigations—The Portal Series—that use responsive video imaging to digitally augment physical space with various effects.

Application range from teleconferencing and telepresence to virtual spatial extension and transparency. Window 2.0’s responsive system dynamically adjust the perspective of the virtual space according to the position of the viewer to simulate, enhance or entirely reconfigure the optics and the visual phenomenon of a physical window. Window 2.0 produces responsive perspective effects by means of two methods:

Window 2.01: The position of the viewer is pinpointed by means of video tracking with a webcam. It dynamically controls the orientation of the viewing camera mounted on a servo motor. The responsiveness of the camera can be finely calibrated to react very sensitively to minute signals in body language, shifting the view in response to a slight shoulder rotation or to more closely imitate the interaction of viewers with physical windows in real space.

Window 2.02): The position of the viewer, tracked with a webcam, controls the virtual perspectival orientation of the live video feed by means of digital processing.

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