Sunday, February 18, 2007
Pictures at an Exhibition
Igrishe is a recently developed Croquet-based art installation tool. Essentially a distributed slideshow, it allows artists to build/run realtime performances/VJ sessions in theaters, art galleries, and learning labs. Its developer, Nikolay Suslov, is a Ph.D. student from Vologda State Technical University (Informational Systems and Technology Department)(Russian Federation, Vologda). The installation, running in Moscow at Russia State Tretyakov Gallery, involves the connection of a real-world space consisting of three walls with a virtual projection in 3D. Rendering is done by 3 computers (one per wall) connected in network with running Croquet image on every machine. Because it is built in Croquet, this system is scalable to any number of walls/projections. The effect is that an artist gets a full featured connected virtual/real space to manipulate. Above is a photo of the actual installation.