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Resistor V1-Nick Puckett

2015.11.20

Resistor is a series of interactive experiments that present new ways to highlight the dynamic, physical and digital forces that shape the built environment. Resistor V1 presents the shifting landscape of the exhibition as a field of vibrating antennae. A custom Lidar laser scanner is used to continually digitize the surrounding crowds, exhibits, and architecture to create a dynamic map of the space.  With each scanning pass, these digital maps are translated into the movement of 250 robotic antennae, which vibrate in response to the current and historic activity in the space.  Over time, each antenna builds up an inertia that multiplies or resists the current activity within the exhibition based on patterns of occupation. This process operates continuously during the exhibition, providing visitors with a visualization of the current state of the exhibition space in relationship to its history.

Resistor V1 Project Team:

Nick Puckett, Principal Designer

Hector Centeno, Software Development

Izzie Colpitts-Campbell, Hardware/Interface Development