- Edit: If you climb the Neude flat at 20h, you can see the whole panorama for yourself.
To celebrate the 375-year existence of Utrecht University, from March 20 to 26 a laser art project will be visible above the city. It consists of seven beams of colored light that stretch three kilometers, all the way from the university campus outside the city to the medieval, 112 meters high Dom Tower.
The installation, entitled Sol Lumen, was created by Laserfabrik, known for other projects in New York and Berlin. Check out this Flickr series.
Here’s a project that I’ve been meaning to make for a few days and which, thanks to OpenCV and OpenLase, was a snap.
It’s pretty simple, there’s an independent projection app (OpenLase) and an independent sensing app using a webcam (an EyeToy) and OpenCV with the Python bindings and PyALSA for the MIDI stuff. Just about ~70 lines of code for the projection and ~90 for the sensor portion. Whenever the camera sees a dot move or disappear (from the position it was in when the application is launched), it plays a note.
This film was made over two nights in and around Battersea power station in November 2010 by Dentsu London, using a technology developed by sensaa.com and shot on a Canon 5D Mark II. You can read more about it here on their blog bit.ly/laser_murals_gtc