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Directed by:
Amy Alexander

Computer Vision:
Vincent Rabaud
Nikhil Rasiwasia
Wojciech Kosma
Jesse Gilbert

Local pedestrians

SVEN: Surveillance Video Entertainment Network

Interactive project     1 x 60 min

Keywords: Interactive media - Live action - Mobile entertainment - Motion graphics - Realtime demos - Visual FX - VJ Art

Genre(s): Documentary - Experimental - Fun - Music video     Language: No dialogue

SVEN (Surveillance Video Entertainment Network) is a system comprised of a camera, monitor, and two computers that can be set up in public places - especially in situations where a CCTV monitor might be expected. The software consists of a custom computer vision application that tracks pedestrians and detects their characteristics, and a real-time video processing application that receives this information and uses it to generate music-video like visuals from the live camera feed. The resulting video and audio are displayed on a monitor in the public space, interrupting the standard security camera type display each time a potential rock star is detected. The idea is to humorously examine and demystify concerns about surveillance and computer systems and consider how else it might be done if other people were at the wheel..

Also available as a van-based mobile unit: SVAN.

More info and videos: http://deprogramming.us/sven

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