Here’s the latest prototype Nick and me created for thesis. This was programmed in OpenFrameworks to prototype the following:

  • Physics and attributes of the virus
  • Virus attacking characteristics, not demonstrated in this video
  • Amount of user movement required to create virus
  • User interaction with virus

Here’s the latest iteration of our thesis abstract for more context on what we are working towards.

Humanizer – A Study of Humans as Viruses, Infecting and Mutating Systems.

Humanizer is an interactive audio/visual installation that explores the relationship between humans and systems. The state of the system is represented by an evolving audio/visual composition, projected on a large surface. Users can infect and mutate the components of the system with the human virus through gestures. This leads to evolving and humanizing the system, emphasizing humans’ effect on existing systems.