Name of the work: “JumpBooth”
Medium: Instalation
Date: 2012

The JumpBooth is an interactive installation that snaps photos when people are jumping in
front of it.

Halsman commented, "When you ask a person to jump, his attention is mostly directed toward the act of jumping and the mask falls so that the real person appears."The photographer developed a philosophy of jump photography, which he called jumpology. He published Philippe Halsman's Jump Book in 1959, which contained a tongue-in-cheek discussion of jumpology and 178 photographs of celebrity jumpers.
We took Halsman idea and we apply it to our interactive photo booth concept and this is how it came to life the Jump Booth. The jump booth biggest advantage is the fact that is not operated by a person and we observed that the people are getting “opened” a lot faster if the camera is not operated by a person.

The Kinnect sensor is used to detect the person jumping. The jump detection was implemented in MaxMsp that runs on the same computer where runs the software that controls the camera.
A display is used to visualize the photos.

Final Result
The Jump Booth was displayed for the first time in September 2012 in Studio P52’s El PobleJoc event.


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Michal Kucka - Booth Design