Posted on November 22nd, 2008
pixelTag is an experimental working prototype for creating digital art using hand-held devices and radio signals.The current pixelTag prototype uses the Nintendo Wii remote controller, in conjunction with Osculator and Max/Msp. The prototype generates pixel graphics in real time, based on x/y/z motion information sent to Max by the Wii remote. The prototype has the ability to incorporate up to 4 artists at the same time.pixeltag has been in existence for just over a week now and so far it’s generated a small amount of buzz.
Thanks to the DAB Lab opening night schedule (which happily coincides with the weekly experimentation playtime in the interactivation studio), I’ve had the opportunity to demo the project to a widely varying audience. Last week at the Convergence exhibition opening I was able to test the project with none other than Charles Rice, Desley Luscumbe, Adrian Lahoud and Sam Spurr as my hapless guinea pigs. Many others were also subjected to my user testing and the feedback was generally positive. I’m excited to see that a project in such baby steps can take on a life such as this, allowing fantastic possibilities such as collaboration and further refinement.I’ve been posting videos of the project in action to vimeo, but in case you’re in lock-down mode, I’ll be looking to embed content directly into my posts rather than linking to 3rd party software. We’ll see how things go, watch this space.pixeltag 081106 ft. Tony Curran from Jason McDermott on Vimeo.