Time Travelers
March 2011

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.

Time Travelers was created in openFrameworks. Source code is available on GitHub.

Exhibited at The Paley Center for Media, February - May 2012.