Rhythm in my Veins

In a retaliation against the confines of code writing (this being the fixed position in front of the computer screen), I wanted to encourage physical interaction to create my data by tracking movement whilst dancing. The poster features several abstract representations of the movement to selected songs.

Using camera tracking, the code records the movement of the body with contours on a white canvas. The layers of contours build up a pattern, whilst the beat detection offsets the lines to the beat of the music playing. From these patterns, I selected abstracts and manipulated them to represent the movement and music combined. The project translates a very emotive human interaction (the interaction we have with music) within a relatively emotionless computer. All you have to do is dance!