Interactive Waiting Room

Interactive Waiting Rooms

(with Living Networks)

Interactive waiting room pavilion for Philips Electronics, Europe at the International Dental Show 2007 in Cologne, Germany. My role with Living Networks was to the develop software for integration of RFID, directional audio and DMX lights, lighting design and hardware installation on-site. 

The system used a palette of physical icons embedded with RFID tags to trigger customized light and sound sequences to provide a soothing experience for dental patients. The show was attended by more than 100,000 visitors over five days.

interactive environment
Media: hyperdirectional sound, digital lighting
Dimensions: 4 m x 4 m x 3 m
Role: RFID / sound / light integration (Max/MSP), lighting design
Year: 2007
Under-table RFID reader

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Nielsen Slit

Nielsen Slit

Nielsen Slit is a generative analog sound piece consisting of a portable TV that generates a new soundtrack to the over-the-air programming it receives based on the luminance values of the video image as detected by sensors attached directly to the screen. Sadly, the piece ceased to function as intended on June 12, 2009 when NTSC broadcasts were suspended in the U.S.

sound object
Media: portable television, custom electronics
Dimensions: variable
Year: 2007
As exhibited

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1’05”

1'05"

1′05″ explores and embraces the contradictions of the German V2 rocket: an object of great formal beauty, ugly purpose and uglier production methods. Developed toward the end of the Second World War, the weapon caused many more deaths in production than deployment, and would go on to form a significant part of the foundation for the U.S. space program.

light object
Media: electroluminescent panels, ink on vellum
Dimensions: variable
Year: 2007
As exhibited

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