Posted by: benjaminmassey | April 17, 2008

growing cubes video

Posted by: jalepab | April 17, 2008

tear and tag team.

the proposed site location will be at the base of the stairs between Jackson square and the mississippi river.

a set of canvas screens will display animations created by the movement of pedestrians within a public space. each drawing on each canvas will project “animated snapshots” at different time intervals. images captured by an overhead camera will trigger processing software to create abstraction of circulation patterns.

pedestrians can directly interact and manipulate images on canvases in real-time. images will be continued to be manipulated and transformed at 15 and 30 minute time intervals.

Posted by: Christopher | April 17, 2008

Chris Abstract

Several cubed towers will be place in key locations across Jackson Square.  As the turbulence and magnitude of the wind varies so does the rate at which the propellers spin within each of the box towers.  Similarly, the resulting output of graphic panel is subject to the varying fluctuations of the surrounding environment.

A video panel is placed on the wall of the cannon platform.  On the screen are real-time video uploads from cameras focused in the same vicinity as each of the cubed towers.  As the winds ebb and flow, a resulting change in the visibility of the video screen is updated.  This way pedestrians can get an active experience of the types of forces they are experiencing in a visual video output.

Posted by: athrea1 | April 17, 2008

Generating Cubes

Monitor movement of people within a space as well as their proximity. The device is site specific. It will be placed on St. Ann Street, between Chartres and Decatur. The object will grow in proportion to the people moving through the space.  Our objective is to create a pattern of movement.


The object starts out as a 1x1x1 cube.  There will a grid of sensors that will act like a telescope to continue sensor data to next object created until “n” number of cubes is created.  The grid of sensors acts as the structure for the membrane skin.  The skin is made up of nylon fabric.  Forced air creates positive pressure against skin to maintain form.  Each cube is divided into “n” number of divisions so that this system can replicate “n” number times but this system has a terminal amount based on initial 1x1x1 cube subdivisions.


The interaction of the system occurs due to the proximity to the object and people.  If one person passes the device it begins to grow regularly in a specified direction.  However, if multiple people pass the device – it begins to grow in all directions around the original object.  However, the system does not react if there is no movement – meaning if you stand in front of the object nothing will occur.  The object will grow in relation to its surroundings – meaning it will grow based on the subdivisions created in the structure based on the sensory information received.  Structural integrity holds the object created until a maximum height of 10 feet.


There will be 3 original cubes placed on the site.  These cubes will then react to its surroundings and begin to grow toward one another.  The goal of the installation will be to create a new sense of space in the physical environment.

Posted by: enwhy | April 17, 2008

Reconstructing Space


Cameras are located at five dynamic areas within the Jackson Square vicinity.  Each camera relays a series of images to a localized processor.  The processor then filters the data according to set programming, for instance movement of bodies.  Each input then affects the output which is sent to a device placed between the Mississippi River and viewing platform.  The device is a dual array of parabolic forms, which when viewed from afar, becomes an ephemeral and sculptural form within the site.  As a passive observer, the device is sculptural, yet it reveals a connection between activities on site.  Moving between the arrays, an individual becomes an active participant as the device reads the movement and produces a secondary output, such as a highlighted path to the most active area.  The traces left by the active participant can also be seen as shadows by the passive observer.

The input and the output can both be reconfigured and re-processed.  In my examples the input is a series of images and the data processed is the variation in movement within the frame.  The readings are used to filter which portions of the output are highlighted.  The first output then becomes another image, distorted by the filters.  A secondary output is created by the device sensing movement within the array, which then illuminates an individual path for the active participant.  The output could be image, but it could also be sound.  The parabolic shape facilitates unique experiences for the active participant appart from the passive observer.


(for some reason it won’t show the image…  hit the link to see the PDF) 




Posted by: ylou1 | April 17, 2008

Bubbly Liquid Pole


 Site Plan


Posted by: Christopher | April 17, 2008

Wind Into Spatial Graphix

As each of the four box towers catches the wind and turns various propellers, the video image attached to the wall reveals various portions of an image relative to the location each box tower.

Posted by: Christopher | April 17, 2008

Upcoming Events

Found this event.  Don’t know what its about?????    But it look interesting.

Maybe I will check it out on April 24 at 8:04 pm.

Posted by: rstrauss6 | April 10, 2008

Ideas about the object in space

Posted by: enwhy | April 8, 2008

thinking… maybe

From before, thinking about slivers or pieces of video situated between the river and Jackson Square.  As people enter the space they interact with the pieces by viewing them.  As they move toward their destination, pieces come into and out of focus of where they are going to… 

From far away the pieces, viewed as a whole are more abstract.  Nearer, they become recognizable.  Or maybe the other way around…

I was thinking about slivers, but perhaps layers instead.  Having trouble with the interaction of the video and how the view is changed. 

Also, the video showed might not be real time…  maybe 3 days ago, or a week or a month or a year?? 

Is it on the plinth, on both sides?  Is it somewhere else?


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