Circles of Space

An audiovisual installation, sensor based first version concept project collaboration between Anouk Wipprecht and Donald Hanson, premiered at Salesforce San Francisco during a CODAME ART+TECH event. TAn interactive visualization of personal space using projections and wearable sensors.

Anouk's work often deals with concepts around personal space, and many of her wearable pieces use microcontrollers to react when personal space is invaded. For this collaboration I created an audiovisual program that reacts to the proximity levels of approaching guests. Anouk created a sensor necklace worn by a model, and my program's output was projected down on the floor around the model.

As for the technical side, the visualizations is created in with CSS and JavaScript in a Chromium browser, with NodeJS running to read serial data from the sensors. The NWJSframework is used to connect Node to Chromium.


The proposed concept to visualize.


Olia Pospelova and Cindy Clark testing the installation at Salesforce


Bruno Fonzi's introduction, moments before the first demonstration.