An Interactive Visual Canon Platform

  • Mathias Funk
  • Christoph Bartneck
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 279)


The canon is a composition pattern with a long history and many forms. The concept of the canon has also been applied to experimental film making and on Japanese television. We describe our work-in-progress on an Interactive Visual Canon Platform (IVCP) that enables creators of visual canons to design their movements through rapid cycles of performance and evaluation. The IVCP system provides real time support for the actors; they can see the canon resulting from their movements while they are still performing. We describe some possible approaches to a solution, and reasons for choosing the approach that we have implemented. The hardware has reached a stable state, but we are still optimizing the visual processing of the system. A first user test is planned to provide us with information for improving the system.


Delay Unit Reference Picture Color Separation Gesture Control Recorded Picture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mathias Funk
    • 1
  • Christoph Bartneck
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringEindhoven University of TechnologyNetherlands
  2. 2.Department of Industrial DesignEindhoven University of TechnologyNetherlands

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