A live and interactive stage visual system
Doppel is a project that aims to take the live performances of stage performers to the next level with a live and interactive visual experience for the audience.
Doppel is a project that aims to take the live performances of stage performers to the next level with a live and interactive visual experience for the audience. it is based on the artists' performance structure of the venue. By using motion sensors and various applications, the system can take the performance, artists, audience, decorations, venue, in short, everything in the performance area as its content and transform it into a live visual performance. Doppel's inputs and outputs are variable between the needs of the audience and performers. It doesn't have to have a specific content and it doesn't need specific input commands in order to create an output. It's a portable system that can work in any architecture. It can enhance any performance, in any environment. It doesn't rely on anything but its own system and the life itself. Because it’s only mission is to imitate it, like a “Doppelgänger”.
Team members : Uluç Beykoz, Enes Cihan Güvenç
Supervisor : Dr. Umut Burcu Tasa Yurtsever
Institution : Yildiz Technical University
Technical Concept : Doppel has a cyclical system because it is a live-process art. It obtains all kinds of data from cameras, sensors, microphones. Usually, camera and motion sensor creates its base visuals and the data that's obtained from microphones are can be used for movements and reactions. Basically, the motion sensor detects the subject's shape, movements and its distance with projectors emitting infrared rays. The data obtained by the beams are translated into commands in CMOS sensors. This way, this data can be transferred to the system computer as parameters that can be used to convert them into images. In addition to the quality of the operating system, these commands arrive in less than a second. The software that is used to create visuals by using these data can get these commands and categorize them in the desired section and turn them into specific parameter to use them in VJ session.
Visual Concept : The visuals are a whole another world in this system. It can be anything from turning audience in to particles or making paintings of the dancers by using their movements with a colorful feedback loop. It depends on the needs of the performer, audience and architecture. That's what makes Doppel as it is.
Enes Cihan Güvenç