Interactive Pixel Wall

Google NYC has a new interactive wall using 5,880 arcade buttons as the interface and the result is pretty cool! The great thing is the open-source software is available for anyone to play with (and I think we should do that if we aren’t already). Check out the video and the link for the “anypixel.js” software below!

~ Chris

Lenses – Interactive Light & Sound

Woohoo, first post of the new year! I saw this exhibit and immediately thought it was something within our capabilities. I am very much a lover of music and sound and to blend that with endlessly variable light combinations I think makes for a fairly simple but very satisfying visitor experience. This type of thing could possibly even be built into our typical RGB color blending exhibit perhaps. Slick casework too!

– Chris

Lenses

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Projected Patterns Lantern

I’ve always loved this technique -use a single point source light within an enclosure to form a giant lantern that projects patterns into the space. The scale, simplicity and environmental nature of the effect are what make this piece work – one of those experiences that benefits from installation as a single, sculptural gesture. Wonder what potential there is for visitors to change the designs (colors? movement?) interactively and thus manipulate the patterns on the walls in real-time?

The back half of the video focuses on the final installation…

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interactive floor – Audi booth

This is an interesting take on an interactive floor. Using strips of LEDs instead of a full grid would seem to both save on bulb costs but also (I think) results in an interesting design aesthetic that you wouldn’t achieve with a full grid.

The software was written in Cinder, an open source project that’s been adapted to many projects that seek to combine high end visuals with full body interactivity http://libcinder.org. There’s a few schematic images at the end of the video which shows the sensor grid, etc. – Sean