(2016) Interactive Sculpture. Optical fibers, leds, arduino & custom software.
Please, touch me. Unlike other artworks that we are advised to keep distance, this sculpture invites you to touch it. With reference to the ancient cycladic idols, this black head is standing dark, like an extraterrestrial visitor, waiting for an encounter. In response, it will emit cold blue and violet light through hundred optical fibers that are fitted in its surface. At the same time a soundscape will be generated based on the movements of the hands that are touching the sculpture. As the visitor interacts and get connected with the artwork, a special algorithm is calculating the amount of engagement and transforms the lights to warmer red and orange colors.
More information about the work at: http://kranidiotis.gr/touch-me/
Hardware and Software Used:
C++ Software using Openframeworks Arduino Custom Capacitive Sensors Custom Android application for the audio part of the interaction