As a project-manager of MediaLAB Amsterdam, Gijs Gootjes works with students from various institutes of the Hogeschool van Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam. He began his presentation with a video example from earlier this year that he worked on with his students.
“We were very proud of this project because it was the first urban projection that we did. It’s remarkable because it shows what a group of students can do in one semester”, added Gootjes
The next project that Gootjes and his students worked on was an interactive projection for MuseumNacht (Amsterdam’s museum night) on the Trouw building in Amsterdam (the building we are in today for the Urban Screens conference). As a part of this project, Gootjes and his students designed an interactive music application where, via a touchscreen,the participants of MuseumNacht were invited to mix together a 10-second music loop filled with various sounds and beats. As the music loops played, visuals were projected on the outside of the Trouw building that reacted in-time and to the beat.