Nicholas Rubin

Cosmic Hand Dance Actualization Machine

This interactive, volumetric, projection surface is a response to the need for cosmic hand dancing to be a viable, 21st century, psychedelic practice.


Introduction to Physical Computing (Tue)

The Hand Dance actualization machine consists of a frosted hemisphere with an array of infrared distance sensors mounted along the rim and underside. It controls a Processing sketch of shimmering, psychedelic imagery that is projected onto the surface from underneath. The IR sensors allow the user to move their hands spatially within the volume to control specific aspects of the animation.