Still Watching is a selectively responsive video canvas. Motionless viewers leave an impression on the canvas in proportion to the duration of their viewing. The resulting canvas is a collective history of reflective moments. Please see the videos and images below for examples of how it works and the results from the gallery.
Use in an Educational Context-- sample proposal in PDF format
1) Stillness & Motion- through its tracking algorithms, it draws moments when the viewer is still. The longer a person is still the more their image is emphasized in the overall history of viewings displayed on the canvas.
2) Selectively Responsive Canvas- From an interactive standpoint, this piece would be better described as "selectively responsive" - thus avoiding the toy-like and unreflective nature of many interactive works.
3) Overlapping Bodies - One ontological view of being is that we are not separate from each other - rather we are part of an ongoing event where we influence and change each other at every moment. This overlap is reflected both by the process of the image trickling in, and by its final result.