Visual Liquidizer or Virtual Merge
Tatsuo Unemi and Daniel Bisig: Visual Liquidizer or Virtual Merge #1 (Installation). In: Generative Art 2014.
This article describes a detail of the authors’ artwork entitled Visual Liquidizer or Virtual Merge, an interactive audio-visual installation inspired by an imaginary drug in a science fiction entitled Wetware by Rudy Rucker. This drug temporarily liquidizes the taker's body, which causes a type of tripping experience by mixing bodies of a couple of lovers. To provide the virtual experience of such kind to visitors, we designed a system that displays dynamic deformed figure of visitors using two types of swarm simulations for the image processing on the camera image and rendering on the display screen. Sounds are also generated to provide more impressive experience for visitors.
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