Installation using openFrameworks software and various materials
Hungry Hungry Eat Head is an installation meant to engender interactive play in a public place. Participants are given large cardboard QR codes, which are transformed by video-tracking technology into three-dimensional animations broadcast live on a large LED screen, so that ordinary people turn into strange animals, grinning monsters, and alien creatures, all moving and interacting in real time. In the spirited free play that has resulted, some participants have adopted zany attitudes to suit their new personas, some have danced, some have just stared, and passersby have become witnesses to the spectacle. The installation introduces an element of fantasy and surprise into urban space using minimal technology, and anyone present can take advantage of it. Hungry Hungry Eat Head, which premiered in Edinburgh, was created for BBC Big Screen, a collaborative program between the BBC and eighteen UK cities, as part of the Abandon Normal Devices (AND) Festival.