Video projectors are one of the most important tools for creators of interactive installations. The information for projectors is available on various websites, but this 2 part guide will focus on their use in production and interactive environments. Part 1 will focus on the projector as hardware(lenses, lumens, surfaces etc), and part 2 will go into more details on the software and calibration considerations. This will gather some of that disparate knowledge into the important bits you need to make informed decisions about creating a high quality experience.
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Mr. Skola, a founder of the Dawn of Man art collective, used a laptop, a portable generator and a projector strapped to the roof of his car to cast on the building an enormous video of a dancing monkey (really a five-minute loop of a friend in a costume). While the creature flapped its arms and kicked its feet, people stopped on the crowded street to gawk and snap photos. “When we project this in the Lower East Side,” Mr. Skola said, “drunk people try to dance like the monkey.
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Joanie Lemercier is a French artist primarily focused on projections of light in space and its influence on our perception. As Lemercier’s work evolved, he began to play with these concrete structures through the physics and philosophy of how light can be used to manipulate perceived reality. Since 2006 Lemercier has worked with projected light, and he co founded visual label AntiVJ in 2008, with artists Yannick Jacquet, Romain Tardy and Olivier Ratsi.