Chiasmus
Dec 2009 31

Chiasmus is a responsive and dynamically reflective, two-sided volumetric surface that embodies phenomenological issues such as the formation of images, observer and machine perception and the dynamics of the screen as a space of image reception. It consists of a square grid of 64 individually motorized cube elements engineered to move linearly. Each cube is controlled by custom software that analyzes video imagery for luminance values and sends these values to the motor control mechanisms to coordinate the individual movements. The resolution of the sculptural screen from the individual movements allows its volume to dynamically alter, providing novel and unique perspectives of its mobile form to an observer.

Presentations:

Interactive Art Program, ACM Multimedia Conference, Beijing China

Art and Perception, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging, IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging Science and Technology, San Jose, CA.

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