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Elise Co Workshop Gets Started

The workshop group (there are 14 of us, a mix of graduates and undergraduates) will be meeting today at 3 o'clock to look at some example projects and deliberate about what it is we're actually going to be doing. So far we've got a box of lights, switches, dimmers, color gels, extension cords and some Lycra . Since we have such a short time for the workshop, we'll be using materials like this to mock up reactive spaces. In other words, we'll be simulating the behavior of technology we don't have the time to put together.

The example project I suggested was a project called Listening Post by Mark Hansen and Ben Rubin. It's basically a series (a couple hundred) small LCD screens that pull chatter (actual conversations) off of the internet and display them. If you watch the video you'll see how the changing text is choreographed and overlayed with sound to create a really amazing effect. The project is interesting to me because it links physical space to network space, but also because of the way the light and sound dictate the mood of the space the wall is in.

Posted on October 13, 2005 2:19 PM by westr015

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