Walk & Talk
is the final project of me and Ziv for Spatial Media.
For the final of Spatial Media, there’s no restriction on content and context, so because of the struggling process of brainstorming, we decided to make a project helping brainstorming! Getting the inspirations from Land and Sea, a game heard from Ziv from Israel, and the Boundary Functions of Scott Snibbe that exploring the relation between people and spaces, we built up a system that people can expand their territory by walking and shaking, and once people stop moving, their territories will shrink and eventually disappear. Based on several researches proved that “Body Movements Can Influence Problem Solving”(e.g. Science Daily, May 13, 2009), it has the potential to be installed in office space, and help employees brainstorming.
Each person in the game is assigned an initial territory, which he can expand by walking. If they don’t walk, their territory gets smaller. Also, if they don’t talk (to brainstorm or just chit chat), their territories will shrink. This way, people have to walk and talk in order to keep his/her territory.
This game can be used for multiple purposes, e.g. DECISION MAKING • BRAINSTORMING • VOTING ON IDEAS • BUDGET PLANNING. Overall the main function is provoking thoughts about sharing and space with movements.
Tools: OpenFrameworks, Kinect*1, projectors*2.
1) The first attempt to expand the territories based on the blobs movement captured by Kinect.
2) Using ofPolylines to smooth the shape of geometry.
3) Beautiful mistakes ;)
4) Final version of color-filled geometry.