This interaction puts multiple people onto a large screen, it is difficult to tell but 3-4 people appear to control the installation. This piece was created as an advertisement for the xbox kinect and the installation appeared in a public square on the release day. This installation features the kinect’s motion sensing capabilities that track the user’s hand motions and body motions. There are multiple artistic landscapes that the user can manipulate; this video shows a bubble display and a water display. From watching the video, the users tend to interact differently with each landscape differently. Many of the users tried to keep the bubbles above their head but enjoyed splashing the water which required a lower sweeping motion. While both landscapes had very similar rules (hand collisions with the art), a different goal seemed to be connected with each display. This increased the user’s interaction time from around 30 seconds, to potentially a few minutes. The audience and location of the installation also affected the magnitude of impressiveness. By placing this installation in a large public area, there were many potential users and a large audience of spectators. Additionally, there was a large public building that acting as a screen for the projector.
"Sand" - by Zack Booth Simpson & Mine-Contro
“Sand” features a screen with a projection of digital sand falling from the top. The user can interact with this installation by blocking the sands path. The sand then will then build up in the enclosed area before falling down off the screen. As found in the video, the installation can take on multiple users. The video shows at most two, but one can assume that the installation would work with more, as many that can fit on the projector screen. The interaction of this time would be very short, probably around 30 seconds. This is because there is little that the user can do to control the installation and that the rules do not change. Other than catching sand, the user can compress the sand that has been caught to squeeze out the color like paint. At one point in the video, the sand appears to stay floating in the air, despite nothing holding it up. It is unclear from the short video how this happens, but the users fix this by wiping the sand off the screen. This piece could potentially be found in many public locations because it does not take up a lot of space, possibly in a museum. It provides the user with a short learning curve that can be entertaining to other spectators and allows many users to test the installation.