The goal of the project is to transform a whole ski slope into an interactive display, where (laser) graphics are drawn in response to the skiers’ motion. Using laser projection, common in large scale audio visual shows, the graphics can be drawn from a single location onto an uneven surface in varying distance (something impossible to attain with standard projectors). Moreover, snow provides an excellent projection surface, giving high contrast imagery. Various interaction scenarios are being explored, including interaction with virtual skiers and virtual obstacles, annotation (competition scores, motion trails, speed display, etc), demarcation of safety perimeters and tracks for novices and skilled skiers, as well as real-time networked experiences (e.g. projection of skiers silhouettes from a ski slope in a different continent, etc). This is a collaborative project between the University of Lapland, the Berlin University of the Arts and the University of Tokyo, and the immediate goal is to showcase the system during the 2011 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup.
- First tests (KITTILA, LAPLAND, 27/1 to 3/2, 2011): [WMV-73MB]
- contact in Japan: Alvaro Cassinelli
- contact in Berlin: Jussi Angesleva
- contact in Lapland: Rinne Jari)