Live Sketch
video installation


* Live Sketch at ITP Spring Show 2003, projected onto a piece of canvas

Live Sketch is a video installation that simulates sketch drawing of live motion. A camera captures a live video stream and the result is projected onto a flat surface.

Pixels are to screen as paint are to canvas. Sketchers and drawers translate what they see onto a piece of paper and capture that static moment in time. Using computer and video information, Live Sketch mimics the same scenario where the computer is the sketcher trying to capture what its eyes, the video camera, is able to see, at the speed that it is able to render. The result is a strange, calming, and aesthetically pleasing moving image of live motion. It is best installed in public spaces where there are light to moderate traffic, and serves as a subtle aesthetic addition to the environment.