• SIX HATS

    Interactive event media experience // social experiment

  • SIX HATS

    Interactive event media experience // social experiment

  • SIX HATS

    Interactive event media experience // social experiment

  • SIX HATS

    Interactive event media experience // social experiment

  • SIX HATS

    Interactive event media experience // social experiment

  • SIX HATS

    Interactive event media experience // social experiment

  • SIX HATS

    Interactive event media experience // social experiment

  • SIX HATS

    Interactive event media experience // social experiment

  • SIX HATS

    Interactive event media experience // social experiment

  • SIX HATS

    Interactive event media experience // social experiment

  • SIX HATS

    Interactive event media experience // social experiment

  • SIX HATS

    Interactive event media experience // social experiment

  • SIX HATS

    Interactive event media experience // social experiment

  • SIX HATS

    Interactive event media experience // social experiment

  • SIX HATS

    Interactive event media experience // social experiment

  • SIX HATS

    Interactive event media experience // social experiment

  • SIX HATS

    Interactive event media experience // social experiment

  • SIX HATS

    Interactive event media experience // social experiment

  • SIX HATS

    Interactive event media experience // social experiment

  • SIX HATS

    Interactive event media experience // social experiment

  • SIX HATS

    Interactive event media experience // social experiment

  • SIX HATS

    Interactive event media experience // social experiment

  • SIX HATS

    Interactive event media experience // social experiment

Crew

Director + Technology: Jan Fiess
Producer: Vincent Waltan
Production Design: Cora Fauser
Music + audio engine: Patrick Kuhn Botelho
Story dev: Max Wahnelt
Game dev: Ella Estrella Raetzer
Distribution: Lukas Ritter
Sound Design: Paul Powaljaew
Camera: Jan Fabi

Festivals

  • ITFS 2019
  • Luminale 2020

Project span

07.2018 – 05.2019

supported by

Animationsinstitut
of Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

Brief

SIX HATS is an interactive immersive experience about integration vs. exclusion: it is a  social experiment  designed for six players.
You start as a  homogeneous group and play a game full of motion as well as audiovisual and haptic surprises. A system leads you and tries to manipulate you. However, if you do not meet the ideals of the continuously turning system, one person must leave.
You are active parts of the experience and decide on its outcome. 

How will you react?
Will you exclude the others?
Will you obey?
Will you act self-determinedly?
Will you resist?
As a group?

Key words

position tracking  –  AR  –  computer vision  –  internet of things  –  video mapping  –  generative graphics  –  role play  –  social experiment  –  TouchDesigner

Technology

TouchDesigner, Unity, Mosquitto, OpenCV, OSC, MIDI, HTC Vive, ESP8266, Blender

Gameplay

The installation’s central elements are six shining hats. Every person wears a hat with an individual color. The colors change. But you cannot see your own color. You need to COMMUNICATE with the others. Then you play a color game: stand in the area with the same color like your hat. Be quick, do not collide with the others, follow the system’s rules and be part of it. Otherwise it will ban you. The system enjoys the group’s willingness to follow it. The group may be abused as the system’s turning power. The scary potential of a mass movement becomes evident.
Will the participants raise against the system? Act with your own initiative!

Photos: Team SIX HATS, Atelier GC (atelier.gc@web.de, 63067 Offenbach, +49 178 334 0676)