Libby Odai

Digital Projects

Interactive Origami Bird Flock

The Origami Bird Project is an interactive poster made to be displayed in the foyer of my university. It was made using Processing and uses a camera to track the audiences faces. The birds then follow the faces of the audience across the screen. The birds are generated procedurally and use flocking systems to move around the screen.

The piece is a commentary on how near omnipresent mobile technology means we are always interconnected through these lines of communication. As the birds, modeled after carrier pigeons, follow the viewer around they are used to represent packet data being sent from mobile devices. By moving from person to person they bring about questions of privacy and community through the web.

Foyer Picture
Origami Sketch
Face Picture