This project was part of the educational DISRUPTION IN CREATIVITY program. 
A tight collaboration with Computer Science, Digital Experience Design and Computer Generated Imagery.

How can we redefine and develop the visual design of an event or club?
Our focus is on enabling more participation and interaction, creating an immersive experience. Innovative technologies and generative design play a key role in this approach, pushing the boundaries of traditional visuals and creating new possibilities for a creative and interactive experience.
Questions?
Is there a way for people to express themselves creatively through technology?
How can we strengthen the interaction between the DJ and the crowd?
And how can we still guarantee data protection and anonymity?
Data protection and anonymity
Due to the prevalence of cameras and constant surveillance in what is known as 'surveillance capitalism', we aim to maintain clubs as safe spaces. However, we also see increased audience participation as an exciting progression of club culture.
We offer a way to reconcile these seemingly contradictory points.
Interaction through motion
To ensure the privacy of our guests, we use a neuromorphic camera for the crowd that records only movements and events, without capturing faces.
Additionally, we use a Kinect camera for the DJ area to record the DJ's outline and movements, allowing for a precise yet abstracted recording of the performance.
Expression through technology
Our visuals are heavily influenced by the cameras. We use various techniques, including abstract representations of the recorded action and targeted amplification and manipulation of audio-reactive effects.
These diverse influences create a dynamic and attractive visual experience that combines reality with creative interpretation. The latter can be customized to the desired visual identity of the artists or venues.
We tested various approaches for our prototype that deal with the theme of identity and surveillance. The crowd is integrated to create interaction without unnecessary performance pressure. 
Our design system takes privacy concerns into account and balances data protection with visual aesthetics, enabling a unique and carefree dance experience.
We conducted an extensive simulation of an event with a crowd and DJ at the AEG premises for our test setup. Our large-scale setup included a design element where the foreground and background were divided into two levels.
The front level featured a lasergaze, a semi-transparent screen that added depth to the visuals and encouraged dancing. We used two short-throw projectors to indirectly illuminate both screens, ceiling, and walls.
We tested the performance of our concept under realistic conditions at the AEG premises.
Touch Designer, Python and Stable Diffusion
For our prototype, we focus on the theme of identity. The central visual motif is the pulsating eye as an observer, which alludes to state surveillance and CCTV recordings.
We also use a dataset of randomly generated names and images created using artificial intelligence to create newly generated ID cards in real-time, with faces that vary over time.
The audience's most intense movement is calculated and targeted by a camera.
More abstract backgrounds are used to enhance the visuals and create an engaging interplay.
switch system for the background
switch system for the background
switch system for the foreground
switch system for the foreground
Passports with Stable Diffusion
Passports with Stable Diffusion
audioreactive Passport with generated audioreactive signature
audioreactive Passport with generated audioreactive signature
normalizing neuromorphic video stream into smooth number values
normalizing neuromorphic video stream into smooth number values
animating a 3D model to the point of the most movement through blob tracker
animating a 3D model to the point of the most movement through blob tracker
neuromorphic video stream into abstract motion
neuromorphic video stream into abstract motion
influence bloom with neuromorphic input
influence bloom with neuromorphic input
Credits
Long Huy Dao – CGI, Creative Director, Project Manager, Technical Director
Alexander Sura – CGI, Creative Director, Project Manager, Technical Director
Anna Karolczak  – Digital Experience Design, Creative Director, Interaction Design
Max Fuhrmann – Computer Science, Technical Director

Fabian Bitter – Coach
Simon Scharf – Coach

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