PIXEL CLOUD turns ordinary scaffolding into a fully immersive experience.
To put a smile on your day – public space project by Canadian design collective Daily Tous Les Jours makes a giant musical instrument out of color-coded swings.
This is a lovely example of the kind of interactive art I’m inspired by; it’s playful and beautifully executed, and it invites people to experience their environment and each other and themselves in a new way. I like everything about this.
Custom controllers: Using a single wire placed in the soil of a potted plant — doesn’t matter whether it’s live or artificial — Disney Research has created the Botanicus Interacticus system. Through the wire, the Botanicus software can detect where/how someone is touching the plant, strokes across the plants body, or even a person’s proximity to the plant in question. The new tech is currently being displayed at the SIGGRAPH 2012 computer graphics convention in Los Angeles. Excuse us while we try to get over how weird this video is. (ht to The Verge) source
I want to play with this so badly. My first thought was of the quote, “Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” Wouldn’t it be incredible to set up a room carpeted with grass that responds musically when you walk across it or roll around on it? This tech is meant for potted plants, but I’m sure you could find a way to expand that.
Chris Milk’s latest interactive project transforms viewers’ silhouettes in surreal ways. The Creators Project goes behind the scenes to find out how it works.
This video encapsulates all the things I love most about interactive art:
- The ideas that can be expressed in new and exciting ways.
- The look on the faces of visitors as they lose themselves in the work. “It makes you feel like you’re not really at an art gallery but you’re taking on the shape of something else and you kind of lose yourself for a second.”
- The way the work changes and evolves in front of an audience (and the dialogue that creates). “The most interesting part for me is that with this new two-way canvas, there can be an actual conversation between the work and the viewer. And my hope is that the art becomes the way in which you speak to the piece, as much as it is in the way in which it speaks to you.”
- And most of all, the essential fact that we have barely scratched the surface of the potential of this medium. “So we’re at the beginning of this new art form, this interactive medium where we don’t know what it will be in a hundred years, in the same way that at the beginning of cinema, they didn’t look at it as this could be color and crane shots and close-ups and dialogue and music and it could be The Godfather. We’re at the same stage with this interactive medium.”
I find everything about this invigorating and exciting.