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Mahmet Akten | Designer
Mehmet Akten

Memo Akten (b. 1975, Turkey), is a visual artist, musician and engineer working at the intersection of art and technology. His work ranges from live music/dance/theatre performances, large-scale immersive interactive installations, music videos; to online works and mobile applications. He has given talks and workshops around the world and is currently on the selection committee of Siggraph. His work has been exhibited and performed across Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Africa. Also an open-source advocate, his experiments and source-code are documented on his site www.memo.tv. In 2007 he founded The Mega Super Awesome Visuals Company - a network of artists, designers, musicians and engineers.

Body Paint, 2009
Body Paint is an interactive installation that allows you to paint on a virtual canvas with your own body. Akten has created a custom software programme that converts your gestures and motion into the malleable paintbox that you see in front of you.

Move in front of Body Paint to activate.

Sensors and software (C++, openFrameworks, openCV)
Courtesy of the artist

Other Works by Mehmet Akten

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Body Paint, 2009
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