A human-computer interaction provides visitors with an immersive layout

On the surface, it might not seem like a light artist and a human-computer interaction researcher have a lot in common. But A Panorama of the Skies—an installation at Microsoft Headquarters made possible by Microsoft Research—proves that pairing a scientific brain with an artistic one can yield unique results.

Using the RoomAlive Toolkit—an open-source software development kit that helps users calibrate video projectors and Kinect sensors—artist Maja Petrić and researcher Hrvoje Benko transformed a conference room into a space full of audiovisual elements to stimulate the senses.

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