Night light is a 3D scanning and printing, that becomes a functional night light, captured in the moment when we illuminated by unnatural light from our electronic devices.
Night light is a portrait of light, captured in the moment when we are illuminated by unnatural light from our electronic devices. The piece presents a moment where a teenage girl sits on her bed, a familiar situation for us all, in order to show the digital intervention in our everyday lives. The portrait is a 3D print made from dozens of pictures of Michelle Baum, a teenage girl who wanted to cooperate in this project. All the pictures were processed in PhotoScan, which calculates the depth from an array of pictures. It created a model that I then prepared in ZBrush for 3D printing. After the model was done, I built the circuit that is the physical light, to complete the scene.
Made with help from Taylor Absher from the NYU Advanced Media Studio.