While video tracking is the most common method in detecting people in a given space, especially with new tools like openFrameworks, a non-camera / sensor hardware solution would be interesting…
Local composer Yannis Kyriakides came to us with a project that required detecting position of multiple people in a room. Position tracking is a common problem often solved with video these days. Since we just released the new version of junXion with video tracking, we wanted to experiment with this along with other combination of sensors.
While I asked our hardware staff Byungjun to research about recent projects, I started talking to Nico Bes, STEIM’s current Studio Manager who was also the STEIM’s engineer in the 70’s, about some projects in the past.
Philippa Cullen: pressure sensitive dance floor (1972)