Here are a few images from the interactive projection ("Transformers") that we just completed in the main lobby of the Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM) in San Francisco on Nov 14, 2012. The piece was commissioned by the Architect's Newspaper and Buro Happold with other sponsors including Firestone, Graphisoft, Greenscreen, Monodraught and YKK AP. It was projected for three hours during a party attended by over 500 attendees of the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo held at the Moscone Center.
For the "Transformers" project Future Cities Lab was commissioned to develop a one-night interactive sound and light projection in the main lobby of Daniel Liebeskind's Contemporary Jewish Museum. We created both custom hardware and software that transformed the space into a playful light and sound environment. Party attendees were given LED illuminated transformer pods that each controlled a unique interactive geometry programmed in Processing. Each pod contained a tiny Arduino micro-controller, an accelerometer and wireless X-Bee radio modules that controlled the X,Y,Z position of a floatingbuckminsterfullerene-like creatures. The creatures transformed in scale and complexity as they moved vertically up the wall. As each one evolved, a web of connective wireframes and audio-pings helped to reinforce the dynamic and collaborative nature of the piece.