Shut Up, Jason

  • Shut Up, Jason is an interactive installation that appears to move independently but is actually controlled by those standing in front of it. A camera beneath the projection faces the viewer, feeding the visual information of the viewer’s movements to blob detection software. The computer then draws simple geometric shapes from each detected form. In addition, a microphone allows the program to react to sound, altering the projection depending on volume level. Because the triangles drawn connect, rather than trace, what the camera detects, the technical relationship between viewer and projection is not immediately clear. Instead, Shut Up, Jason seems to have a life of its own, reacting to what it sees and hears on its own terms.