NYC Phantoms

New York is a haunted city. The people who have lived and died here, the events of decades and centuries past, fill the streets but go unnoticed. NYC Phantoms brings those spirits back to life.

Built using range finder sensors, Arduino, a portable DLP projector, stereo speakers, and openFrameworks, NYC Phantoms creates the illusion of the phantom of Edgar Allan Poe on the steam that rises from the City's streets. Pedestrians are heckled by Poe and, alternately, an image of a raven. The project encourages passersby to engage with something they usually avoid and creates a magical and haunting New York nighttime experience.