A collaboration with Aaron Zernack and Jorge Garcia

Fifteen points (XV) defines the role of cognitive dissonance in diverse reactive spaces. In an interactive floor projection, viewers are encouraged to move throughout the space and engage in the manipulation of the art piece. Detecting both sound and body of the participant, the 3D shapes and textures within the installation bend and distort to the interference accordingly. When a presence is no longer sensed, the shapes are autonomously restored with a burst of energy to their original state, while a generative synth soundscape orchestrates the entire experience.

By immersing the viewer in a full-body experience of shifting compositions bred by human motion, this piece projects many diverse, retinal interpretations of space. XV challenges the senses and plays a crucial role as a generative system, giving insight into the prospect of inaccurate visual assumptions that can drive us to understand new possibilities. A piece with pleasing aesthetics, carefully planned architecture, algorithmically defined behaviors, and the ability to regenerate from destructive energy, the work serves as a fusion point of art, design, mathematics, and technology.

This project was featured at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, V&A Digital Futures and Art CHI 2016

The code we developed for interactive video projection is available here

BCS paper

Technical rider