Fractal self  
projection mapping real-time installation
projection mapping, video feedback loop
Project description
A fractal is not a mechanical system but an interactive self-similar system which organized by its own feedback loop. It contains a pattern, an origin, and a self continuously iterated equation. 
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It can be explained in a mathematical equation.
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(X is a parameter, a and c are constant)
       X is a variable pattern in a fractal system. It can be anything, such as the real-time traffic data and real-time webcam camera image. 
       An origin is the real-time certain input of X. For example, the certain moment of the traffic data or the certain image of what the camera is shooting.
       X is generated in the upper equation. The result of each calculation will be the beginning of the next calculation. This forms a feedback loop of the X. 
My intention is to let the audience have a perception and interaction with the fractal world beyond mental engaged. Because as an artist, I want the audience to strongly sense fractal concept, which is everywhere in the world but people won’t notice it in their daily life. 
The audience become part of the work as performers as well. The technical digital devices are the crucial part of the works, which help create individual fractal experience and interpretation in real-time within the audience. 
Idea development
Fractal creates by iteratively scaling a starting segment. In this project, I was trying to make an installation to let the audience use themselves and the environment as a pattern to experience the smaller scale of this pattern to get the idea of scale of the pattern. This is a crucial part of the fractal idea. I would try to create fractal feedback loop onto the audience itself in real-time in this project.
Technical development
I tried to use a projector instead of a screen and camera fractal feedback loop. During the 
experiment, I found out if I use the audience as a screen to project on. This can create fractal feedback loop onto the audience itself in real-time.
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Evaluation
The audience can easily get the idea of fractal feedback loop when they interact with it and amazed by the multiple real-time overlaid projection onto their face and body. They were happily playing by moving slowly and slightly to let the projection lighting tracing them.