Cashback is an interactive installation that seeks to alter our perception of everyday objects and images by linking virtual content to physical reality. When users place a banknote on top of the installation, the screen reveals unexpected meanings and the ordinary object takes a whole new shade: a stripper appears on the banknote and begins provocative dance moves.
Cashback works with 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 Euro banknotes: the higher the value of the banknote, the more 'content' the user gets to see. The different sides of the banknote also dictate what kind of stripper will appear (female or male).
The installation uses a mixed reality technology developed at the Computer Vision Laboratory of EPFL (Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) that overcomes the use of tags, allowing the designers to work directly on the objects and their images.
Project: Vincent Jacquier and Camille Scherrer (CH)
Design setup: Nicolas Lemoigne (CH)
Software: CVLAB - EPFL – Julien Pilet (CH)
Production: EPFL+ECAL Lab – Nicolas Henchoz (CH)
Cashback by Vincent Jacquier and Camille Scherrer (2009/11) from V2_ on Vimeo.