Last month, I was whisked off down to London’s Earl’s Court 2 to look after what the agency I was working with had dubbed the “Wonderwall”, an interactive event stand we’d been working on for the preceding few weeks. Earl’s Court 2 is huge and very hard to photograph when carpeted in a sea of red as far as the eye could see.
Here’s the “Wonderwall”, almost set up and ready, while the blokes in hi-vis jackets have a shufty (it’s London, see?) at either side.
On the front, a 5m x 2m projection of an ever-changing openFrameworks piece. Six touchscreens running Adobe AIR fired delegates’ votes on four questions to a Mac running oF. We chucked them through a UDP socket and into an SQLLite database, whilst the votes streaked across the screen in light-writing paths reminiscent of the convention’s logo, to be added on the right. Here’s Stu hammering it:
To either side sat 3 touchscreens, where delegates could see and hear their Senior Leaders answer key questions. Again I used AIR, with each laptop feeding both an HD touchscreen and a 10K HD projector showing video of your chosen leader answering your chosen question. Again during set up…
…and on the day:
Oh, the red. Two days of that red. AIR’s fantastic though. It worked like a dream and hardly needed any babysitting throughout the 2 days, even with each setup constantly playing 1080p video. Here’s inside the “Wonderwall”, with all 7 monster projectors and the big front screen to the right. Needless to say, it got a bit warm in there (click for closeup).
And just one more check before the hordes descend: