Time Travelers is an interactive video mirror installation.
A monitor shows a still image. As the viewer approaches the piece, her three dimensional form emerges on the screen as a subtle distortion in the image. Upon further exploration, we discover that the image is a time-lapse video, and that the viewer's distance from the piece is reflected as a time warp in the video.
Time Travelers uses the Kinect 3D camera to capture a depth image of the viewer. This depth data is mapped pixel-by-pixel to time on a source video. The closer the viewer is to the camera, the later in time is the video.The Paley Center for Media, February - May 2012.