animation; camera tracking; live video feed; network; web data
* discussed in paper for Leonardo Almanac
This piece takes live data from web pages around the world and
uses the words as colored stamps to draw live video.
It is great for installations where you can't do much to control the lighting.
The installation is suprizingly simple and uses any
USB or firewire connected camera.
if this Applet does not start for you, not to worry.
it may just be incompatible an hardware thing.
there may be no good way for your machine to run this program over the web,
though by tailoring the program to your specific computer,
it would likely run as an application.
for now, just go to the video footage to see how the artwork behaves.