Motion Tracking in Trinity College's Samuel Beckett Theatre

On Tuesday April 31st 2009, we presented a motion tracking experiment in Trinity College's Samuel Beckett Theatre. The occasion was a technology jamming session hosted by Trinity College and SMARTlab. Our role was to track dancers movements with digital cameras and generate real time video for projection onto the dancers costumes and the projection screen.

The system was built using Java, C++, Processing and the OpenFrameworks libraries. Two different approaches were taken - blob tracking, and live video analysis and editing. The artwork was designed by the artist Néill O'Dwyer.