My name is Stephen Schieberl. I am a Creative Technology Lead at Wieden+Kennedy in Portland, Oregon. I build everything from large format installations to experimental interactive art to database-driven web sites and more.
Pictured: Atomize turns people into audio visualizers for Designer Drugs' performance at Decibel Festival Atomize is a real time visualizer for audio and depth-image data. Built for performances at the 2011 Decibel Festival in Seattle, Washington, Atomize uses the depth image from a Kinect to create a particle system from its users. Audio input is filtered and leveraged to manipulate the particle system. The software's operator controls the look of the users and how audio affects it. The application was first run to accompany Cyanwave 's performance at Decibel Festival, using the artists at the subjects. The following evening, the Kinect was turned on the audience for Designer Drugs , allowing their fans to participate in the visuals. Atomize Photos by Victoria Holt . Thanks to Adam Sager at Fashionbuddha for editing and dancing in this video. Big thanks to Scott at Tracer Visuals for pushing me to develop this and getting it into Decibel Festival. Music in the video is "Alicia" by Mala . Pictured: The big sounds which can be expected from Designer Drugs cause users to flare up Pictured: Another figure illuminated by high volume Pictured: Dancers near the stage become part of the show