I know writer and editor Kristen Philipkoski as a former colleague from Wired, and was delighted when she pinged from the recent Art | Basel fair in Miami with an offer to send Boing Boing short dispatches about what she saw there. I'll be posting a few of them over the coming days. Here is her first:
In a video installation built by the creative Brooklyn duo Sweatshoppe, an LED roller paints video onto any wall. It looks like magic. Using a programming language called Max/MSP, Blake Shaw wrote software that makes projected video visible when it comes in contact with the LED lights in the roller.
Shaw and his partner Bruno Levy let attendees at the Scope Art Show in Miami try out their system by painting an enormous video of a woman licking away at a popsicle.
In the video above: watch the technology in action, you won't believe it's not special effects.
After the jump, a photo of Kristen trying it out herself.
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