Cloud Arena is a gesture-controlled prestentation application, spanning over 18 circularly arranged frameless Full-HD displays. m box Bewegtbild GmbH was in charge for the programming of the multifunctional video-playback-application, a two Microsoft Kinect-powered gesture control software, as well as for the design and implementation of generative (also gesture-controlled) animations, appearing during idle state. In order to navigate the main menu, to browse through the various contents and to start videos, a moderator could either use different swiping gestures or, alternatively, a connected tablet-device running a remote control application.
Touch App Stills
|Lead Agency||zweimaleins Werbeagentur GmbH|
|Role of m box|| Programming and generative content creation, multi-functional playback and technical support on location
|Claus Helfenschneider||Gesture recognition implementation and control application development|
|Format||13824 × 1366 px|
All image and video footage by courtesy of m box Bewegtbild GmbH, zweimaleins and Telekom AG.
My role concerned the development of the control applications for the installation. One application reads and interprets tracking data of two Microsoft Kinect interfaces through ad hoc implemented gesture recognition algorithms and a control protocol transmission system for the controlling of the main application. The other application consists in the remote control application providing for full monitoring and control of the main application. The before mentioned remote control application runs on a touch device and provides functionalities to navigate the menu, to browse available contents and for video playback, including video controls, to browse show times and to edit show scheduling (‘Start next, show in…’) and much more.