McLeod Residence, a Seattle art gallery in Belltown, has a cool private lounge for members and is open Thursday through Saturday for special events and cocktails. It’s always a surprise what you’ll find next in this gallery located in an old apartment building across the street from Roq la Rue.
The latest gew-gaw is the McLeod Mirror, based on a gizmo first developed for the Nokia store in Hong Kong. The artists developed a processing-based software application that took the input from a webcam and assembled a mosaic of the image from the webcam, using a series of pre-stored images, text, and previous input from the webcam.
At McLeod Residence, they developed a similar mirror and wrote code to capture the images from the previous viewers into the mirror to reinforce the community aspect of the McLeod Residence’s private bar. When gazing into the mirror, you see a realtime reflection made from 1000′s of thumbnail images. You can see your fellow club members in the mirror, reminding you that you are part of a like-minded community.
McLeod Residence on MySpace