// new media class

Markus Kison — Roermond-Ecke-Schönhauser

Free Project — Summer 2005

Why are there so many webcams on the net, when most of them lack any serious function such as security or traffic monitoring? In fact webcams just show the real life, which is not very exiting most of the time. But as we all know this, those streamed pictures are more drawn from life to us, than any event on which e.g. a broadcast is focussed. Webcams open the most direct tunnel to a foreign reality. „Roermond-Ecke-Schönhauser“ completes this idea by transforming this distant reality from virtuality to something real, touchable. Therefore four elected webcam-streams (Denmark, crossing | Amsterdam, laundromat | Berlin, courtyard | Holland, marketplace) are projected with the help of a mirror construction on four models of the particular places. To make the projection fit on the models, the architecture of the webcam-places was rebuild in a 3D-application and printed on a 3D-plotter, matching for the optics of the projector, which are different from those of the webcams. That way, the picture information is displayed on distorted geometrical shapes, similar to which it is filmed from.