David Tracy

Physical Voxel

This project is the first step in my exploration toward hybrid, digital-physical clay.


Introduction to Computational Media

I am interested in exploring the concept and practicality of using a physical object as the base building block for a digital sculpture. As a first step, for my p.comp final, a wireless cube will be used to control the orientation and placement of a voxel inside a Processing sketch. When the position is set, the user can “drop” the voxel into place, Tetris style, then add another voxel. This method can be repeated to create a 3D sculpture. The voxel is cast foam and its position is set by squeezing.