Panel: The Institute of Unnecessary Research
This paper describes the development and processes of video mapping; an amalgamation of trompe l’oeil illusion, projective geometry, linear equations, and a wide collection of disparate technologies for the purpose of reactivating familiar objects and surroundings with new life and alternative meanings.
- Alex May is an international artist working with digital projection, 3D video mapping, illumination, and optics to create animated trompe l’oeil effects using scientific theories of perspective and projective geometry. He is a veteran programmer specialising in, but not limited to, high performance, real-time audio/visual processing, creating his own software to facilitate his own art projects as well as releasing open-source tools that are in use by digital artists worldwide. Working with sound designer Martin A. Smith, Alex has created a series of major site-specific installations for clients such as Kensington and Chelsea Council, Universal Music, and Canon Europe. He is currently collaborating with the Adaptive Systems Research Group at The University of Hertfordshire, UK, developing artistic strategies to communicate their research. quadratura.info
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