July 13, 2007
Interactive Adobe video wall comes to NYC
According to an article in today’s NYT,
Adobe will unveil an interactive wall of projected animation [see video] this morning in Union Square, along the 14th Street side of the Virgin Megastore. As pedestrians walk past the wall, infrared sensors will lock on to the person closest to the wall, who will then be able to control a projected slider button at the bottom of the wall. As the selected pedestrian continues walking and moves the slider along, the wall will start displaying colorful animation and playing music, effects that will grow or recede at the pace that the person advances or retreats.
Measuring 95 square feet, and created by Goodby Silverstein working with animators at Brand New School and video peeps Obscura Digital,
the wall is meant to offer “a single and multiuser experience simultaneously.” Gizmodo wants to see multitouch interactivity added to the project, saying “Sure, you’d probably wind up with more than a few obscene renderings, but it’s New York, people can handle it.” (Yes, but could Adobe Corporate*? ;-))
I hope to get photos and videos from the unveiling to share. If you know of any, please pass ’em along. [Update: Gothamist has posted a bit more info.]
*Then again, Bruce is from Brooklyn, so I imagine him remaining unfazed.