The Stranger

The Stranger is a self-initiated interactive art installation creating a dialogue between the user and a digital avatar. The project is a critique of the illusion of anonymity on the Internet and aims to show how personal information is easily accessible online. The installation is an immersive single user experience, challenging the user to step closer as the Stranger avatar stares at him and projects information related to the name entered into the web app.

I created this installation at Digital Kitchen Chicago in partnership with Robert Diel. The project was built with OpenFrameworks, Ableton, Unity3D and Kinect.

Robert created an open source oF addon to send skeletal information from OpenNI via OSC, available on Github.



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