Zebbler Studios – Defcon Kasha Dragon – 2011

DEFCON 2011 participants were able to unlock a hidden projection mapped explosion on Kasha the dragon by playing a game. An Xbox Kinect was able to detect two humans, who could both control a spy character on the screen using arm gestures. If the two spies were brought together, an explosion happened on the screen, and an animation of a flame effect rippled across the body of the dragon.

Custom software was written to integrate the interactivity with a modified version of Memo Akten’s MSAFluid. OSC messages were used to communicate when participants had unlocked the secret video to a separate computer running the projection mapping software.

Kasha the Dragon by Zebbler Studios and Kate Van Rees.