Together with Pentagram, we enliven the stage for the opening day of The Exponential Center of the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. Emphasized by the elements of pixels and golden ratio, we computationally process videos into pixelated art and render them on the screen in real time, which are then duplicated in an infinite golden rectangle.
MahaNakhon is a high-rise complex located in central Bangkok. bit.studio collaborated with Pentagram to design the digital facade for CUBE, Mahanakhon’s retail center.
This vibrant installation lit up the facade of the building via a large LED panels. Apart from the magnificent sight contributed to the neighborhood, the facade also display useful information to passerby such as today’s weather forecast, temperatures, news and various advertisements, attracting them to the magnificent Mahanakhon building.
“Shadow Art” is an AI interactive installation designed and developed by bit.studio which has been exhibited at various cities around the world including Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore and Mumbai, and, recently, we together with Google diligently developed it for Google I/O in Mountain View during May 7-9, 2019.
The installations use AI and TensorFlow to create magical experiences transforming users’ hand shadows into digital characters and creatures in interactive shows. Shadow Art is inspired by tradition and powered by AI.
These installations allow people to use their hands to create a shadow and morphing the shadow into a different character based on the shape of the shadow. Once the character has been created, they can enjoy watching how the characters interact with each other on stage and change the way the shadow play narrative evolves.
Be surrounded by underwater creatures. “Digital Aquarium” is a new interactive experience at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, Siam Paragon.
Inspired by the blue world beneath the ocean’s surface, we designed and developed a software that lets audience generate tiny sea animals by touching and drawing their hands along the wall. Being among the graceful marine creatures without wearing a diving suit!
Update: Shadow Art is now hosted at Google Experiments!
We proudly present our first project as a Google Partner, “Shadow Art”. Shadow Art (formerly called Shadowplay) was born as a set of interactive installations exhibited at various places around the world. The project then got so popular that we together with Google team diligently developed it for the web as a Google A.I. Experiment for everyone to enjoy.
Today we introduce the latest version of Shadow Art, a web-based app that celebrates Lunar New Year through the story of 12 Chinese zodiacs. Let’s have fun learning how to make hand shadows for each animal and seeing them come alive! Do you know how to make a dog shadow with your hand? What about a pig, a goat, a dragon? Try our app and see if you can make all 12 with our A.I. judge. (We have hand outlines to guide you, don’t worry!) Our A.I. is extensively trained so that it can determine if your hand matches the outlines of each animal.
Try our app by following this link: https://shadowart.withgoogle.com/?lang=en-us
[Supported browsers: Chrome (Windows, Mac, Android), Safari (iOS)]
This app requires a webcam so please make sure you have one.
“Woven Particles” is Bit Studio’s latest work as a part of the opening of ICONSIAM.
Inspired by Thai handicrafts, we designed a computational art technique to tell the story of Thai cultures and lifestyles surrounding Chao Phraya river. We handpicked delicate stories of Chao Phraya river and portray them through a mesmerizing canvas of golden weaves constantly forming exquisite patterns with their movements, turning LED screens surrounding the room into live paintings.
Be surrounded by butterflies as you walk along the flower passage with our installation, “Butterfly Passage”. Colorful butterflies circles around and rapidly shifts their vivid colors as you walk along the flower-filled passage, bringing you new ways to enjoy the flowers!
In 2015, bit.studio developed an AI installation called ‘Shadow Play’ which won an award from Google Hack Fair Bangkok 2015. A few years past, we have continuously upgrading the ‘Shadow Play’ and, in 2018, we have been commissioned by Google to push it further.
‘Shadow Play’ is a series of interactive installations that celebrate the ancient art of Chinese shadow puppetry. The installations use AI and TensorFlow to create magical experiences transforming users’ hand shadows into digital characters and creatures in interactive shows. Shadow Play is inspired by tradition and powered by AI.
These installations allow people to use their hands to create a shadow and morph the shadow into a different character based on the shape of the shadow. Once the character has been created, it will animate telling the story of the character and how it interacts with other characters. The input is very intuitive, so it is suitable for people of all ages.
We decided that we want to open source our work, so you can find the source code and all the technical details from here:
We exhibit the installations at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference 2018 and Google Developer Days China 2018 both in Shanghai and, in the upcoming months, ‘Shadow Play’ will exhibit in many cities around the world.
Bit Studio joined with Wang Hinghoi to create an art installation centered around the theme “wind” called “Feel the wind blow”.
The installation is a part of Wind & Mind Art Exhibition held at Glow Museum, Wang Hinghoi, a fine-dining Thai restaurant under the concept of “living with nature”.
Our interactive installation we developed in collaboration with Eyedropper Fill. Our app enables users to share their thoughts by typing into our website. The texts are then combined with other effects and displayed on the LED screen. The stylized texts can also be shared to Facebook using our app.