Reactive Display

M.H. Rahmani

A display that reacts, zooms-in, and shows you more when you take a closer look.


This project tracks the viewer looking at a big display, and zoom in the area the viewer looking at when they lean-in to take a closer look. The premise is simple, but after making my first draft i realized how intuitive and helpful is this kind of interaction with a display. Imagine when you try to look closer at a subway map, wouldn't it be nice if the map also helped you out?


Live Image Processing and Performance


Barak Chamo, Tong Wu

A surveilling installation that confronts the audience with the panopticon of digital age


In the age of mass surveillance and commoditized information, we are all, willingly or not, constantly watched. Our devices, online presence, transaction history and even physical presence have become an asset for social network, world governments and corporations to own.

Panopticon is an interactive media sculpture that breaks the illusion of privacy and control of our digital identity and physical presence. Multiple camera rigs monitor users throughout the exhibition space, tracking and capturing their faces, and collecting the facial data to be projected on a semi-torus sculpture. The installation is inspired by the system of control of the same name, which was designed to use the least watchman to monitor the behavior of all inmates, and is aiming to reflect the fact that, when being watched by these “Big Brothers”, we have no where to hide.


Live Image Processing and Performance, Nothing: Creating Illusions