This was my first dip into the fantastic Arts based C++ toolkit openFrameworks. I actually made this a few months ago but haven’t had time to put the video footage together.
So here’s what’s happening:
This installation attempts to reconstruct the camera images from a collection of 3000 square sections taken from previous frames. The result is a chaotic animated grid that continually attempts to achieve order.
Each visible grid item compares its corresponding region of the camera frame with 10 randomly selected squares from the collection. The closest match is compared with the current visible square and and the closest of these two is displayed.
If you stay still for long enough, the camera image will appear to completely rebuild itself.
Phew! Confused? If so, feel free to have a look at the source code.