Fun Interactive Art

Golan Levin is an artist and engineer. He creates interactive works of art, many times using programs exactly similar to processing. In this TED talk he describes some of his work. One of the things that was more interesting that he talked about was an art display where anytime a loop or closed figure was made by the silhouette of people, it formed a shape which then dropped due to gravity.

Here you see some images of the type of interactivity that was created. Another project he did was placing a large eyeball figure on top of a roof and had it react to people walking up to the building, always making a surprised look through its form.

[link to TED talk]

Picture Pixel Art

This uses the simple concept of pixelating a photograph when someone stands in front of the camera. The pixelation has different parameters in the computer that project different images. Although this is an interactive art and the computer does it instantly when a person stands in front, I think it would also be easy to do it manually on photoshop.

http://www.smoothware.com/danny/mirror8.html

Trash Mirror

The has trash collected from streets of NYC.  4 mechanical mirrors are made of various materials and have the same behavior and interaction.Any person standing in front of one of these pieces is instantly reflected on its surface. The mechanical mirrors all have video cameras, motors and computers on board and produce a soothing sound as the viewer interacts with them.

http://www.smoothware.com/danny/newtrashmirror.html