The Fort

Lindsey Johnson, Skylar A Jessen

A space to enable and capture human connection.


An interactive installation that provides a space for two people to slow down and have a locked in connection with one another. Two friends, strangers, family members, people in love are invited to crawl into a “fort” made of stretched spandex. As they sit down the space becomes filled with color coming from projectors located outside of the structure. Users are invited to have a conversation. Through small webcams and microphones within the space, which are monitoring the emotional expression on their faces and the frequency and amplitude of their voices, the colors and light shift around them based off of the type of connection they are having. The goal is to mimic the moment and feelings associated with having a very present connection, where outside noise around you seems to disappear, and capture the unseen parts of connection that we throw at one another.


Introduction to Computational Media, Introduction to Physical Computing


Lindsey Johnson

A sandbox that allows users to play music together as they play together.


SandBand is a musical sandbox that allows the user to create music while moving the sand around. Processing is used along with the Kinect 2 to separate the sandbox into an invisible grid that then uses the average depth of each section to control the volume of sounds. SandBand is meant to encourage users to play with nature as well as create something together.


Introduction to Physical Computing