René Christen. Creative Technologist, Artist and co-founder of Code on Canvas.
China Mobile Photo Contest Installation


This was an installation built for China Mobile that would cycle through photo competition contestants and finalists, animating them over HD video content in their pavilion alongside the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Each photo would display a number that the audience could use to vote for the winner via SMS.

The client worked with IBM to supply a backend for the installation whilst I built the front end using OpenFrameworks. As the application needed to integrate with an existing Watchout show control system and hardware I had to build the application to run synced across 10 machines, each driving it’s own projector.

The instllation then cycled between this interactive state and video content create by Spinifex:




Flight data turned into a sublime spatial experience.


Anti-seismic architecture incorporating spatialised sound and light.

Greensborough Aquatic Centre

Electricity, water and children. Together at last!