Geoffrey Alan Rhodes: 52 Card Psycho: Deconstructing Cinema through Mixed Reality

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    52 Card Psycho: Deconstructing Cinema through Mixed Reality

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    Mixed media, projection

Artist Statement:


    The 52 Card Cinema project is an exemplar of the unique architecture of cinematic pieces mapped on to the real world, made possible by Augmented Reality technology. The concept is simple: 52 cards, each printed with a unique identifier, are replaced in the subject’s view by the individual shots that make up a movie scene. The cards can be stacked, dealt, arranged in their original order or re-composed in different configurations, creating spreads of time. The technology used is marker based augmented reality, where special printed markers are recognised in the video feed and pass data regarding their unique identifier, their position, and their orientation. The computer then feeds a display overlaying the video clips of each shot onto the appropriate card and continually mapping their position and orientation.


Technical Information:


    Technical Support: York University, Future Cinema Lab, Toronto
    Andrew Roth – A.R. System Design; Andrei Rotenstein – Lead Software Developer;
    Mikhail Sizintsev – Software Developer
    AR Marker Tracking System: ‘ARTag’ by Mark Fiala


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