Our eyes directly represent our presence and focus. The installation uses novel research in computer vision to detect where a user is gazing, and coalesces detail in that direction. It will encourage the user to stay focused and present by rewarding them with animations that become more pronounced the longer they look at a point.
Designing for Digital Fabrication, Introduction to Physical Computing
It is the year 2077 and the 'free web' has been depreciated and discarded like an old pile of junk. An open source, radical political group maintains a public archive that can be accessed via telephone. In this sad future – a broken, anachronistic interface is all that is available for the user to experience what was once known as the 'free internet'.
Intro to Fabrication, Introduction to Physical Computing
This project is an interactive fountain. It has two separate water streams controlled by the movements of left and right hands, respectively. Light and music will evolve according to different hand movements as well. Audiences in this piece of work are not only participants but also observers. They contribute to the changes of the cosmos in the water, but they also reflect on the changes they make. The theme of the project lies in the traditional philosophy of Taoism: Yin and Yang. While interacting with the fountain, people may reflect on our relationships with nature: How should our relationship with nature be? Are we part of nature or isolated from it?
A tent where two people can have a childlike experience with each other. Upon entering from either side, they find a console in the center, with 5 buttons and two knobs per person to make music. As the two users play more, the lights around them get brighter.
Our installation (3ft x 6ft x 6ft, width x length x height) consists of three 3 x 6'frames, following the audio guide, participant will pass each frame one at a time, and the laser sensor at the bottom of each frame will trigger different projection as the participant passes. Visualization and sound are composed by my partner, Lu Wang, evolving the theme of rebirth.
In New York you can stand among thousands and feel solitude. But the strange angles and shapes of our city also afford unique moments of intimacy. City Beat is an uncomplicated yet beautifully crafted experience where strangers catching glimpses of each other can share in a moment of connection and simple delight.