Matter of Air

Matter of Air

Taking the atmosphere as its object of study, this project delves into an investigation of the present notions of nature intertwined with social and technological systems. It maps the layers and flows of the infosphere, tracing the immaterial work of social systems inscribing themselves into the materiality of the planet,…

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Picture Sky

Picture Sky

In this project we create a crowdsourced image of the sky. Observers are positioned at GPS coordinates that form the points of a grid. At the moment of a flyover of either TERRA or AQUA satellite, they take photographs looking up at the sky. Their images are stitched together to…

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Clouds, from Both Sides

Clouds, from Both Sides

In this project the clouds are photographed simultaneously from the ground looking up, and from a satellite looking down.

While a satellite passes over our geo-location, we take a photograph looking towards the satellite. We record an observation of the clouds from the perspective of a human experience. Later we download…

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Thinking Like a Cloud (Project Sky+)

Thinking Like a Cloud (Project Sky+)

Can humans acquire the art of the long view? We think so. Thinking Like A Cloud is a research project focused on developing a scheme to spark a (potentially radical) expansion of the human mind, allowing us to make more sustainable decisions. We collect cloud samples in the troposphere with…

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We Make the Weather

We Make the Weather

We Make the Weather is an interactive installation created for New Cinema program hosted by Eyebeam and The Creator’s Project. Inspired by Hurricane Sandy, it uses seam carving, breath detection, motion capture, and the Unity game engine to explore the human impact on the environment.

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Cloud Machine

Cloud Machine

The Cloud Machine is a personal device for the modification of the atmosphere. It consists of cloud-making gear sent up in a weather-balloon payload. As it reaches specific altitudes it disperses Cloud Condensation Nuclei (CCN) and water vapor to create small, temporary clouds. This method is inspired by a geo-engineering…

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Night-Day

A large rock is placed in a gallery. Instructions for picking it up are posted next to it.

When the viewer attempts to pull the rock away from the center of the earth, it looks like nothing is happening – the rock is too heavy to be picked up, so the…

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It's You

It’s You

It’s You is an interactive storefront-window projection that explores the mechanisms of public behaviors and social interactions.

The installation is a rear projection on large storefront window. Human figures crowd around something that they obscure from the pedestrian’s view. When the pedestrian stands behind them, as if to look…

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All the Universe is Full of the Lives of Perfect Creatures

All the Universe is Full of the Lives of Perfect Creatures

In this interactive mirror, viewer’s movement and expressions are mimicked by an animal head which is overlaid on the viewer’s reflection. The resulting effect invites inquiry into issues of self-awareness, empathy and non-verbal communication.

A different animal appears every time a person walks in front of the mirror.
The animal not…

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Forth

Forth

Forth is a public art installation commissioned by the University of Central Florida for the Institute for Simulation and Training.

Forth is a seascape subject to the local weather conditions: the wave height and the atmospheric conditions reflect the weather sampled in Orlando and at the Florida…

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Puff

Puff, is a personal emissions visualizer: a lamp in the shape of a cartoon cloud that attaches near the exhaust pipe of one’s car, and dynamically changes color indicating the amount of pollution the car is producing. An accompanying iPhone app provides visual feedback for the driver, and keeps…

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Sniff

Sniff is an interactive projection in a storefront window. As the viewer walks by the projection a dog follows him, dynamically responds to his gestures and changes his behavior based on the state of engagement with the viewer.

Software development for Sniff was led James George.

Sniff production was supported by a…

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Multicam / Immodesty

Created at the Interactivos?08 at Medialab-Prado
This system is a prototype for a portable image recording system based on multiple cameras positioned along a path. The cameras will …

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Stability

STABILITY: disaster log

The viewer in a gallery handles a small cube. A projection shows an animated world that is implied to exist inside the cube. The physics of the real world are applied to an animated world: the viewer, by manipulating…

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Wildlife

At night a projection from a moving car is shone on the buildings. The car projects a video of a tiger whose movements are programmed to correspond to the speed of the car: as the car moves, the tiger runs along it speeding up and slowing down with the car,…

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