In 2014, I produced a presentation for ASML (a giant company in the micro-chips industry) for their 30 year celebration at the Dutch Technology Week. For this presentation I used my audio-visual instrument SenSei, Augmented Stage and Ableton Live to tell the amazing history of ASML and nano-technology. A succesful, innovative presentation by a succesful, innovative company.
Using Augmented Stage the presenter was able to walk virtually in the ASML factory, play with the machines, shrink to nanometer scale, walk inside a mobile phone, and much more during the 20 minutes show. Complex technological concepts became fun experiences and easy to understand for the audience.
The presenter also controled the timing of the show live. Touching the graphics triggered new scenes and actions (starting a video or an animation), so she could time everything in sync with her presentation.
The videos below show the presentation and how I used SenSei, Ableton Live and Augmented Stage. You see the data coming in from the 3D camera (the dotted character) and how this data is used to control Ableton Live, the audio-visual effects and the real time motion graphics. NOTE: the video showing Ableton Live, SenSei and Augmented Stage is not finished yet.
The show was presented in a big tent on the ASML terrain in Veldhoven (NL) during the Dutch Technology week. The tent fitted 600 people and we did 8 shows per day for two days.
Although the show was controlled by the presenter with Augmented Stage, I was there to monitor everything. On the side of the stage I had a small set-up: a table with an iMac running Ableton Live and SenSei/Augmented Stage, a preview monitor and a laptop connected to the 3D camera (processing the data and sending it to the iMac).
For the show we made recording is the ‘clean rooms’ of ASML. These are the workplaces where the ASML machined are assembled and manufactured. These spaces are completely dust-free, so we had to wear special suits to keep dust out. Very interesting to see the working processes inside of the clean rooms!
This project is produced with my audio-visual instrument SenSei and Augmented Stage. To fund the development of SenSei and Augmented Stage (and now EboSuite) I produce interactive audio-visual projects and shows with EboStudio. Very talented, experienced and skilled technicians and designers. I am very fortunate that I can work with them. And you can too. Need help for an audio-visual project or concept? Don’t hesitate to contact us.