What started as a USE project in collaboration with the Van Abbe museum grew into an interactive light installation for light-festival GLOW Eindhoven 2016. Through six months of work, varying from conceptual thinking to programming the installation, we conceptualised and developed an art installation that was viewed by 740.000 people visiting the festival.
The interactive installation ‘Intermedia’ explores the influence of technology as a link in human interaction. It does this by digitally “linking” two people on opposite sides of a screen, and allowing them to interact through the screen. By changing the medium, we change the message. This is why we created three separate visualisation effects, to see how people would react differently.
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The size of the project grew quickly and ambitiously, and getting all pieces of the software to work was a serious feat. Not only did I spend many hours on getting the effects just right (often going from programming to dancing in front of the sensors to test them), we also had to make the two computers exchange data, so that visitors could walk seamlessly from the left to the right side of the screen, and learn object-oriented programming to make the
After months of work and a stressful week demonstrating to the public, we were one of the crowd favourites, receiving the highest rating in the GLOW app. On top of that, this project taught me an unbelievable amount of programming
– Cover Photo | By Zeno Kapitein
– Cover Video | by Sanne