Slow Glass


Project Description: Inspired by a science fiction short story, the idea is to give glass a memory. If you replace one pane of your window with memory glass, you can capture the view from that pane in the window at every moment. As the window ages, you see the changes that time brings — people, technologies and fashions change, neighborhoods transform and people grow up.

In the installation a user can alter the time shown in the memory pane through a spinning a globe, which serves as the controller.

Technical Notes: I wrote the capturing software as a Java application and used a Basic Stamp for the globe’s microcontroller.

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