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Echoes

Urban Dream Brokerage/Dunedin City Council

A giant digital mosaic constructed from the echoes of the past, and also the present day.

Created as installation to allow the people of Dunedin to become immersed in – and contribute to – the echoes of people, time, and place, that construct what Dunedin is today.

The Echoes installation is a space for contemplation, reflection, and a sense of grounding within time and place.

The installation features an interactive digital mirror – thousands of images from decades’ worth of photographic archives all swirl and shuffle to form a reflection of participants. The image of the present is constructed from the echoes of the past.

However, the installation is very much a living piece. By uploading images to Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #echoesdunedin, people can feed back into the pool of archives and have their own images appear within the installation. Joe Dixon the digital artist behind the work is looking forward to see how Echoes evolves “Our hope is that as time passes the balance of the old and new images begins to mingle, creating a bunch of new Echoes connecting us to our past.”

A Content Framework

Echoes is a photo-visualisation installation content framework designed to handle large amounts of visual data.

It represents large collections of images as an impressive and cohesive whole – a giant mosaic constructed from thousands of smaller images. It can work using a collection of library images and can be setup to use images sourced from social media.

The mosaic tracks audience members as they move around the space via a camera sensor, allowing them to interact with it in different ways.

At a distance, it mirrors their appearance by selectively swapping the images it displays. When audience members move closer to the mosaic, the photos ‘bloom’ and magnify to greet them. While enlarged, photos list relevant metadata alongside them – dates, places, people.

For more information about customising the Echoes framework for your institution or company please contact us.

Links

Urban Dream Brokerage
Article in Otago Daily Times