In collaboration with Jack Kalish
Secondhand Stories is an interactive storytelling project that uses a computer vision activated interface to seamlessly present audio stories about previously owned objects as viewers explore them. Inspired by the uncurated collections found on flea market tables, Secondhand Stories attaches a provenance to these typically anonymous objects, letting previous owners talk about their relationship to the objects and share the associated stories.
Hardware system uses an undermount projector, infrared camera and illuminators to track and display footprints of objects on the table. software is written in c++/openFrameworks and uses the openCV library for blob detection.