projection one

A fantastic student installation from last year at Harvard’s GSD.  I’ll let the blog post do the talking:

Projection One is an interactive art installation that was recently unveiled at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.  Conceived and built by Andrew Payne and fellow GSD student, Eddy Man Kim, Projection One strives to challenge the way in which users perceive projection art.  We started by changing the projection surface.  Our idea was simple – take the traditional screen and cut it up into strips of variable widths.  Then rotate those strips to create a three dimensional surface; adding depth to create a more volumetric or spatial experience out of the projection schemes.  The overall surface measured approximately 13′(length) x 9′(height) x 3′(depth).

Adding depth to a projection surface only works if the material characteristics of the screen is transparent enough to allow for the light from the projector to pass through.  We spent a good deal of time investigating various types of fabrics, and even string; but ultimately found that Tulle provided just the right amount of transparency and material density.  Tulle is lightweight net-like fabric traditionally used in wedding veils and other ornamental garments.

In addition to the effect of spatial volume achieved in the image, they also have interactive control in the form of audio input and perhaps camera-based gestural reaction.

Some pictures from Andy’s site, Lifted Architects: