Physical feeling through graphics/ by Jordan Backus & Oryan Inbar
A study on space and movement
Our installation is an aesthetic exercise, using concepts and techniques in both physical computing and computational media. Through the manipulation of physical space, the installation interacts via movement of its user, creating the illusion of travel and, perhaps, disorientation. The experience emphasizes interaction and encourages self-reflection.
here is a processing sketch, using holding mouse pressed for the forward and backward movements.
Materials in use:
- Ultrasonic Range Sensor + Arduino
- 16 3D screens: tulle(s), etc.
- 13k lumens Panasonic projector
Following the concept we looked for visuals ways of expressing movement, making the user be surrounded by the movement, try to have the user experience what follows Capitan Jean-Luc Picard’s famous “Engage”.
When researching for the setup of our installation, we looked at other visual artists who have used physical mediums alongside their chosen technologies. We were specifically influenced by the work of Olafur Eliasson, a Danish-Icelandic artist known for sculptures and large-scale light installations.
EX. OLAFUR ELIASSON:
The Firewall Art Installation by ITP Grad Aaron Sherwood, the Shanghai 2010 World Expo ‘Firefly Lighting’ exhibit by Vincent Moreau and Kevin Riou, and the ‘rAndom International Future Self’ exhibit are among are our inspirations.