ITP Spring Show 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2-6pm & Monday, May 10, 5-9pm

EunYoung Kang
Sukmo Koo

Sukmo Koo, EunYoung Kang

Rendering real time with blow action

Introduction to Computational Media,Introduction to Physical Computing

Two people can play with the table that made of metal sculpture with mountain formed and wood.
By using a differentiation of shape, metal sculpture reflect different amount of lights. When light reflects off the mesh surface or reflects them, they are sent back to the surface or pass through it. The light source is a projector that directly projected several images on mountain sculpture, and displayed them according to how amount people blow. Basically, they measure the strength of blowing and draw with different brush stroke and color, so that people can make own picture. We overlap same shape of plastic sheets under the mesh in order to maximize reflection.

We studied a lot about the environment how people feel comfortable and relax with table formed because square fit usually gives people challenges or competitions. Also we research on material characteristics that how to deal with metal mesh sheets and acrylic sheets.

we expect to everyone join this project because blowing behavior is easy and familiar to everyone from kids to adults.

User Scenario
When people pass by the table, the lights start to blink which is to lead people’s interest by natural way. Also people close to the table, the lights are slowly dimming and people blow into hole on stick where attach to table. The images, which they draw with blowing, are changed by strength of breath. Different color of LED lights gives people directions to go next steps.

The main body thing was made by diamond formed metal-mesh sheet; we put heavy structures under the sheets and bent it with hammer for getting mountain form. Moreover, the plastic sheet which is same size of mesh sheet melted by hot gun, for getting the same shape of mesh sheet. And we built frames with wood, 24″ x 48″ x 35″.

Our rest goal is rendering real time screen, according to circumstances that strength of blowing or temperature of breath or something related to human senses, instead of just play pre-programmed video.