Home…image and sound

‘Home’ is  an ongoing project exploring interactivity related to a specific theme, in this case my sense of home.  It is attempting to be as interactive as possible as an object that both captures and displays imagery and sound. To do this I created a small terracotta house which was used as a traditional pinhole camera and I placed about my home to record time lapse images of the house I also installed a recording device to capture the sounds to explore through image to sound and sound to image software. The movie above is the first collection of images from the pinhole camera.

‘Things men have made….” Augemented reality film

This is  a film of the first trial of the  AR marker on my jug. The marker is printed ont he base of the jug and is then pointed at the icamera, this then activates the film on the laptop screen, the laptop is connected to a digital projector so the viewer is then presented with a large projected image which features both live feed from the camera and the embedded recorded film. There movement and handling of the jug controls the film and the placement of the film with regards their own positioning . Technically it works and aesthetically it has the desired effect of presenting the real and the virtual simultaneously through the object itself, however there is room for improving the asymmetry of the marker in order to keep the image more constant.

The  final AR marker will be printed on the base via decal printing and the replica will be covered in gold lustre, to show the trace of the handling over time. The sense of scale worked well  and the large projected image  was in fact quite powerful, it was very engaging to see your hands replaced by another’s.

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Things men have made with wakened hands…

“Things men have made with wakened hands, and put soft life into
are awake through years with transferred touch, and go on glowing
for long years.
And for this reason, some old things are lovely
warm still with the life of forgotten men who made them.”
― D.H. Lawrence

This is the quote from DH Lawrence which will form part of the makers mark and AR marker, designed in the style of industrial pottery marks from the 19 th century…examples below



These will be printed onto the hand made forms after they have been glazed and lustred, the film will start with a ball of clay

And end with a lustred piece handled by a large number of people….the object will lose it’s lustre through the handling

And revert to its original colour