Awarded - iDMAa Award for "Innovation"(2009), Incheon International Digital Art Festival(INDAF), Korea(2008), Output 12 Competition Students Choice
Exhibition - Incheon International Digital Art Festival(INDAF), Korea(2008)
Within the plasma screen, a white wall is covered with many post-notes and there is a real post-note in front of the screen. Whenever you blow toward the real post-note attached on the sensor, flex sensor bends backward and post-notes within the screen flies away. When sensor comes back with flexibility, post-notes which flied away earlier appear again on the wall. The theme of this project is about visibility VS invisibility and outside VS inside of the objects. Moreover, there is poem at the end of each movie clip. So, you need to blow toward note strongly in order to read it on the empty wall.
I had a simple question what if I have a superpower and I could control everything just with an easy way like clicking. For example, when I blow toward ACCD building, it is broken into pieces or if I blow toward the person I hate, he flies away like in the sci-fi movie. That is what I wanted to do in my project.
My questions was
- How can I make the blowing toward something to affect an object?
- How can I connect the physical behavior to the digital screen?
I used post-notes as an object to convey my superpower and in order to make people blow over the bent sensor more strong I overlapped the text at the end of the each movie clip (which is about visibility VS invisibility and inside VS outside surface) looking for real meaning. That means when we blow over something, its surface or skin is taken away and the inside of it appears which I think is the truth. So when you took away post-its from the wall you can see the white pure wall. Visibility/invisibility, outside/inside, physical/digital were the material for my conceptual development.
Physical and functional description
When your breathe, press post-note of the bend-sensor, it triggers the movie clip on the screen. I used three movie clips and each of them starts with the post-note wall. On the half of the movie clip post note flies away, and the last of the movie text appear. Each movie plays in order. The Make Controller is placed in the transparent acrylic box on the podium and a small hole of the acrylic box holds the sensor.
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