Interactive Shadow Play

Interactive Shadow Play
Jeff Squires
  • 16 october 2007

We’ve seen a lot of exciting things going on with projectors lately – Rooftop Films, GRL’s projects, or this wild contraption – and typically, the focal points have been the images themselves. However, this clever exemption takes people’s silhouettes and blasts them up on a wall, turning people into their own entertainment. As part of a campaign for Microsoft’s Blue Dragon, the projection, called Big Shadow, was set up last winter in a parking lot in Toyko’s Shibuya. When people walked by, their shadows were blown up huge on a nearby wall. People danced, acted silly, made hand puppets, and then, all of a sudden – horns and wings began to protrude from their silhouettes.

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