NODE (2015)

Meason Wiley & Amber Lepley NODE is a reactive real-time audio/visual installation that centers around the concept of Cymatics (modal phenomena), which is the study of visible sound and vibration.  Within the space, there are four large, identical cubes, each separated by two feet.  At first, these cubes sit stagnant and appear to serve no real function.  However, once a visitor approaches a cube, …

CYCLE (2015)

Meason Wiley and Amber Lepley   Cycle is a large-scale kinetic sculpture made up of 16 – 3 ft white aluminum tubes.  Each tube is suspended in the air by 12 feet of aircraft cable connected to pulleys.  The aluminum tubes are driven by a 10′ x 24″ custom-designed and fabricated steel helix camshaft. The camshaft is attached to a variable …

To Tip The Scales of Justice

Charles Danner What is justice? To each individual, some things seem just, some unjust. Each of us forms an opinion based on our cultural background, education, socio-economic status etc., as well as on our individual impression of the world based on our own personal experiences and the experiences of those close to us. As a society, it is of utmost …

Swarm: Movement for Bodies and Strings

Kai Luen Liang   The Swarm is an interactive installation exploring the relationship of human interaction with multiplied automatic sound objects.  8 stringed instruments are controlled by the viewers distance to the object.  The score is to perform all the instruments at once, thus creating a mechanical drone mimicking the sound of a swarm of bees.  The projected visuals are generative and created based on the interaction …

Manufacturing Landscapes

Kai Luen Liang   A short film investigating the metaphors of vision and landscapes used in Chinese surveillance hardware branding.  Uses various Generative Adversarial Networks(GAN)/ machine learning image synthesis techniques to generate material related to vision and changing landscapes from traditional Chinese landscape brush paintings.  Also looks at word associations with images by using text descriptions to generate images.   The …

The Bricktable

The Bricktable Owen Vallis & Jordan Hochenbaum Bricktable is a multi-touch & tangible user interface table created by Jordan Hochenbaum and Owen Vallis, two undergraduate students at California Institute of the Arts. Both musicians, the idea for Brick came out of a conversation between Jordan and Owen, discussing how to sonify data in a way that was both musical and ...

metal + motors

metal + motors Jim Murphy, Rodrigo Restrepo metal+motors is an interactive audiovisual installation by Jim Murphy and Rodrigo Restrepo. It was first shown on December 16th, 2010 at CalArts. Interaction with the DC motors is accomplished with ultrasonic proximity sensors. The data from the sensors is converted to voltages, altering the speeds of each of the DC motors: users can, ...

GR1D

GR1D Dimitri Diakopoulos GR1D is an interactive media facade with forty low-density pixels. Installed outside the main entrance to CalArts in an area of the building's unique waffle-pattern ceiling, the installation opened on April 1st 2012 (with an exhibition held on April 2nd) and closed mid-June. Each pixel is a three-by-three foot ceiling lighted by a networked 1-watt RGB LED ...