Low Residency – Day 6 & 7 – Collaboration

On the first day we were divided into random groups and given a brief to reflect upon.

Responding to local architecture and landscape. Explore the edgelands, the permanent and the meanwhile.

  • React to Change
  • Trace History
  • Imagine the Future
  • Build Fictions.

Our group spent some time discussing what interests us the most and what seemed to be most apparent was the overwhelming sense of information that we all perceived around the centre of Peckham. Whilst in the centre of Peckham we were aware of several shops that we closing down and one in particular, Iceland had removed all of the fridges which were in the street.

As a group we identified two threads of thinking, one was about all the fly posting and the stickers that are prevalent around Peckham and the impermanence as they are removed, covered, torn and layered one on top of each other.

There was also significant disruption in the centre as a result of roadworks and although all encompassing and changing the feel of the space these are also temporary.

In identifying materials that we could potentially use we collected one of the shelves from the fridges in the street (with permission). Friederike has also noticed a likeness between hair products in the shop in particular curlers and netting and the netting and barriers of the roadworks. I purchased some of these hair products prior to the second day so that on the second day we had some physical material to work with.

We began the second day with a Projection Mapping workshop from Marius Simkus where we learned to use the Raspbery Pi in particular. Below are my brief notes from the workshop.

  • Projector: Full HD -1920 by 1080p – 16:9.
  • On the Spot – map with Photoshop and After effects – Use PS (Full Screen) to create template- Mesh warp – Use After Effects – spherical – Calculate Ratio width and distance Save then import to After Effects or Premiere Pro
  • Raspberry Pi – 2 dimensional
  • Instagram Accounts: projmapcentral and Bravomediainc
  • Vpt 8 – open source requies a laptop to project – Free but powerful
  • Use with controllers and sensors
  • Symphony from MAC Processing
  • Web cam for basic interactive
  • Openframeworks
  • Ofxpimapper
  • Remember Using splitter
  • Multiple videos- watch lag
  • Projection-mapping.org
  • Pocket VJ – uses same software but more functionality
  • Ardorino
  • 3D shapes- prepare before or use madmapper – supports mesh warping
  • Use amp for volume control
  • Grid – like warping almost 3D – higher res better quality – pin in middle – multiple points
  • Number of Projectors – VPT, Rasp Pi and Pocket VJ – 1 Projector – Mad Mapper – multiple projectors.
  • Photogrammetry
  • Conductive ink trigger vpt and mm
  • Mini mad (like RP custom setup by mad Mapper ) – Rent for one month – mm £30 or £200 – Mini mad £200 – Main advantage of mm – Mesh warp – Multiple projectors
  • Pocket VJ (VJ Loop)
  • Queue videos
  • Link 2 pocket VJ
  • Urban screen.com

The rest of the second day was spent compiling our ideas together in our groups so that we could present a pop up show at the end of the day. Below are some images from our group piece.

 

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