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Childhood Ghosts [openFrameworks]


Childhood Ghosts is an interactive animation created by Eric John Olson using openFrameworks with a series of hand drawn frames of a child. The installation allows visitors to engage digital character via a set of predefined tracked movements, a sort of discovery to make the character react and come alive.

The music sampled in this video is by Kim Hiorthøy.

Originally from Tacoma, Washington, Eric John Olson is an artist and engineer. After graduating Seattle University in Computer Science and attending Columbia University for Human Computer Interaction, he worked on a number of large interactive art installations in New York City. His personal work often mirrors his life-long relationship with technology and science and its conflict with art and nature. It is this tension between the logical and emotional and between literal and figurative that animates his art.

For more projects by Eric Olson, see

See also Boo! [Processing]