Supercontroller [beta] - Interactive Video Installation
Super Controller is a modified version and derivative work of CTRLR, a user-controlled digital environment that utilizes color tracking to explore ideas of human interaction and control. In CTRLR, The user/participant uses their own body movement to interact with an interface borrowed from classic NES video games. A reflective helmet allows color-tracking software to locate a single-point representation of their position.
In Super Controller, the Mario avatar is removed, replaced with live silhouettes of the participants' bodies. Users are now free to grab coins using there actual bodies, rather than a single-point representation of their location on the screen.
Multiple users can now participate simultaneously. A running score keeps track of coins collected, and saves to disk each time the program runs. It becomes a collaborative effort, and each participant is able to leave their contributing mark.