New concept of Mobile Art Lab
Archive for November, 2009
The belgian design studio lab[au] placed their cybernetic installation binary waves in paris to measure and display the various flows of its surroundings. the urban installation measured people, bikes, cars, trains and electromagnetic fields in real time and displayed them through luminous, sonic and kinetic rules. The installation_s design consists of 40 rotating panels each 3m high and 60cm wide. the panels were arranged in a line to create a kinetic wall that when activated create a visual wave pattern that is altered by the flows at that moment. infared sensors capture the data and send it from one panel to the other in a series to create the wave-like effect. ‘micro-events’ in the area are transformed into ‘a unified play of light, colours and sounds directly derived from the rhythm of the city flows’.
I don’t think this installations are fit with the concept which is “representing rhythm f the city flows” though. Especially a way of visualising. What do you think?
Maybe we could try this one later!
pinto was formed by takanori hikima and masayoshi suzuki in 2008. at design tide,
during tokyo design week 09, they presented their ‘image exhibition’ of new work,
which aims to stimulate imagination.
nuance is a wall clock with 12 height protrusions on its face. each of these creates
a different shadow which change from different angles. you can choose the point of
12 o’clock from any edge.
Simply stick your finger in the hole and a virtual representation appears on the screen. Then you can use your virtual finger to play all kinds of cool mini games… from swinging a panda to having a karate fight with a tiny little man. It’s so odd yet so wonderful.
There were bunch of excuses that I used to procrastinate designing even I already had ideas.
Why not just trying even it does not have any meaningful concept?
Why not just starting even it is not for any specific audience?
Why not making something for lonely geeks who might love funny devices like this or Chumby?
Audience consists of a large crowd of head-size mirror objects. When members of the audience enter the perimeter of the installation, the mirrors inquisitively follow a person of interest. Having chosen their subject, they all synchronise and turn their heads towards them. Suddenly the chosen person can see his/her reflection in all of the mirrors. The installation reverses the roles of the viewer and the viewed during this relatively involuntary interaction. When viewers experience the sensation of being ignored or excluded by the mirrors they can be found to start physically performing for the installation to regain its attention.