Project Showcase - Strands by Ecco Screen

strands is an interactive installation consisting of an array of computer generated strings projected onto an irregular surface which pull and rapidly push away with human interaction - the latest interactive installation by ecco screen.

About the Project

It features a monochromatic aesthetic and a metallic texture that over time, evolves into a characteristic resembling narrow stips of tape, web-like strands, or generating a completely new quality. The behavior and physics of each strand change on its own accord. Going from tight and resilient harp strings, to the buoyant and weightless essence of aquatic plants. Fundamentally giving strands a lifelike and organic feel, but of an alien nature. Its appearance never repeats and is ever evolving.

strands was created using custom software made by ecco screen in Processing, on the hardware side an Xbox Kinect and a blob-tracking device was used. The whole sketch was running thru CoGe during the post-production process to add the installation's metallic look and visual effects. The physics and visual parameters of the Processing sketch was controlled by Vezér to morph the appearance of strands over time, allowing it to take on a life of its own.

Images courtesy the artist.

About the artist

ecco screen is a new media artist. Web: