MiraxCity is an interactive installation created in collaboration with Frog Design for the reception lobby of Moscow-based real estate developer Mirax Group. Aeolab designed and implemented a custom software program that processes realtime input from a video camera to create an ever-shifting landscape of abstracted urban forms. As visitors move through the lobby, their paths are mapped onto a three-dimensional virtual space populated by 'buildings' generated from the outlines of the Moscow city plan. Real world activity causes the virtual city to grow, then slowly decay with time while the city view subtly shifts from one point to another.
Technologies: OpenGL/C++, realtime video processing, 100" plasma display.