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.
Through the “Life.SCB” app, we illustrate the concept of cashless society where no physical cash involves in any financial transaction. Users receive coins by joining SCB’s various activities such as applying credit cards or playing the in-app game, “Coin Casher”. The Coin Casher app is a coin collection game using Augmented Reality technology. By scanning the SCB logo located at various locations in the booth, visitors can collect virtual coins and exchange them for rewards. These coins can truly be used to purchases various products in the Expo.
Joining with Digital Venture, the bit studio created an installation to demonstrate the future of machine learning with an interesting and easy-to-understand concept, physiognomy 4.0. Visitors enjoy the art of face reading and discover their inner characters by just standing in front of the kiosk and let the machine ‘look’ at their faces. Under the hood, user’s facial keypoints are located using machine learning. These keypoints are calculated into physiognomy values following textbooks, and the interpretations are given accordingly.
The interactive installation “Cash Scanner” simulates converting physical banknotes into digital coins. With computer vision technology, the machine is able to determine the amount and type of banknotes placed on the table, and reward coins to the users accordingly through the coin reward app.
Bit Studio created an interactive installation for Thai people to pay homage to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall. Users can write or sign their names on digital papers to express their respect. The papers are then formed into a black ribbon, representing Thai people’s unified heart.
Commissioned by SB’16 Bangkok, we were inspired by the concept of reducing footprints yet visually attractive and recognizable. We chose materials and structures that can be reused, repurposed, and recycled. We collaborated with Whiteline Group who developed our design concept into production. A real-time data visualization showing food leftover’s, waste management, and CO2 emission was also installed outside the conference hall in order to manifest how sustainable the event was. For the conference stage, rented scaffoldings were used as structures of projection mapping installations and fiberglass mosquito nets were used as screens, which were later donated and repurposed. The event’s graphics were projected on the installations, working as stage ambience and creating connections among three presentation screens and stage.
For “Creative Thailand 2016” stage backdrop, animated generative were chosen to create energetic atmosphere. The event logo’s elements were employed to express fun and dynamic senses of creativity.