PComp Final Project: Brainstorm + Playtest
In this project I want to raise questions about people’s feelings when interacting with space, to make them be aware of the way we perceive but also modify our surrounding environments. I want to create a spatial installation that detects body presence and motion and transforms this information in movement or visualization.
My second idea is to use a group of many physical elements that react to people walking by. I imagine them turning to face people or using lights or sound to react in different ways. In this case the experience is created by all the elements working together, making the space alive.
For the Playtest, I decided to focus on the motion detection, using a physical device to respond to people’s movements. I used Processing to capture movement through a webcam, and a servo motor to create the illusion of an object facing or following the user.
My questions and main subjects were:
After this experiment, I decided to continue with a more abstract approach, and focus on the global idea of my project in order to create a meaningful interaction.