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LIT TREE
2011
FutureEverything 2011, Manchester UK
Natural tree, digital emulsion
Dimensions variable
A small potted tree is augmented with video projection, creating volumetric light patterns using itʼs own leaves as voxels. This technique allows a tree to have a visceral conversation with human visitors, and to become a new type of aesthetic object.

The tree that can display digital media’ is a provocation against a current asymptote of outdoor digital media that champions media facades, we instead suggest interventions in reaction to existing unscripted entities within the environment such as trees.
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The projection triggers photosynthesis effects which affect tree growth, suggesting the possibility of 3D printing a tree, and of visitors feeding the tree through interaction with it.

Lit Tree uses structured light projection techniques developed by Kimchi and Chips which they have made available online for free.
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