Video Mapping at the Skylight Modern, NYC

Video mapping installation for Epson's "Epson Experience" product launch event at the Skylight Modern in NYC. It features real-time color mixing using an iPad to control video "ink spray" in Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black.

Thanks to the Ark Endeavors and Power Posse Productions crews for their help in making the installation come together under a hectic schedule, Vivid Vision for supplying their awesome media server rig, and Adela Kriland from Omagica for the fantastic 3D tweaks in Watchout to get the ink bottle geometry just right!








Epson Planet

EPSON PLANET is a Java/Processing software app that features an interactive 3D globe with geolocated hot spots that play video or display images. It was used in a staging, video, and interactive presentation setup for Epson’s annual sales meeting.

The application was synched to a custom iPad interface that controlled the globe rotation, size, background color, as well as video playback. As always, the challenge was to make an interface that a user could figure out just by playing with it– there's seldom any point in including instructions, since no one reads them anyway!

For me, the highlight was getting the corporate folks to interact with an iPad controlled world map that played videos when you rolled over locations of Epson’s corporate headquarters. I don’t often get to write custom software for purely corporate events, so this was a lot of fun!

This is the interface for the interactive globe, using TouchOSC interface for iPad. With this the presenters can control the globe rotation, size, background color, as well as video playback.

As always, the challenge was to make an interface that a user completely unfamiliar with the system could figure out by playing with it– no amount of instructions help with UI, since no one reads them anyway.