by César Escudero Andaluz
This media archeology project is based on the reinterpretation of an optical telecommunication device dated in 1787. It develops new interfaces (physical and graphic) by embedding current platforms such as webcams, telemonitoring systems, streamings channels or closed-circuit surveillance.
The recognition system for video tracking detects the threshold color changes in five different points located on the image surface. The information collected in these five points is decoded to an alphabetic system. Finally the letters are printed on the surface of the screen (green text ) together with the previous values obtained. The final result is shown as an interactive installation that combines situations in public spaces with social control factors.
Website of César Escudero Andaluz: escuderoandaluz.com