drawn

"drawn" (2007) is an interactive installation by Zachary Lieberman.

drawn

drawn

In the installation drawn, figures drawn with pen and ink take on a life of their own and interact with their creators. They seem to arise from the sheet of drawing paper and start to move in synch with the hand motions of the person who drew them. Drawn figures can be animated in diverse ways simply by touching the figures on the paper.

drawn is an interactive installation in the purest sense. In fact, it is a script -- to stick to the terminology of interaction design -- in which shapes drawn in ink on paper come to life on a screen and respond to the hands that have drawn them. The drawings on the paper are also visible on the screen. When the visitor touches the drawings on paper, they come to life on the screen, and can be moved and reshaped. It is real-time animation whose viewers become performers. If there is no action by the user, nothing happens in drawn; it is nothing but a technical assembly of paper, drawing supplies, tracking camera and software. Whether the user does anything, and whether anything comes of that, depends completely on the system's appeal and its responses. drawn creates an infectious dialogue that leads to an interactive animation you can play with. At the very least, it elicits a smile or an experience that puts you in a good mood. Perhaps you even rediscover your own creativity. drawn is a typical product of the American school of interaction design. It is subtle and designed to create a positive, delightful interaction between human and machine. What it evinces is not so much a belief in the blessings of technology (its makers know the quirks of computers too well for that) as a belief in human creativity. drawn was developed by Zachary Lieberman, who previously made Messa di Voce with Golan Levin. drawn, like Messa di Voce, has a magical quality. A drawing comes to life and can be manipulated on paper. This is astonishing; your jaw drops and you want to play with the piece. Lieberman originally developed drawn for performances with the Japanese musician Pardon Kimura. Members of the audience would always come up to him after the concert to see how it worked and ask to try it themselves, so he decided to make an installation version. It will come as no surprise that drawn has been a success in workshops with children as well as allowing adults to rediscover the pleasure of drawing.

http://thesystemis.com/projects/drawn/

Drawn by Zachary Lieberman (DEAF07) from V2_ on Vimeo.

 

Document Actions
Mailinglist: Subscribe to the English or Dutch version.

Follow usfacebook_16.png twitter_16.png youtube_16.png Favicon Vimeo googleplus
Related Items
Soft(n)

"Soft(n)" (2007) by Thecla Schiphorst is an interactive installation using soft networked objects. ...

Lowest Resolution

"Lowest Resolution" is a video work by Zhang Peilli.

DEAF07 Exhibition Apr 10, 2007 05:00 PM

Exhibition of interactive installations, video's and other electronic art, part of "Interact of ...

Surrounded

"Surrounded" is a video installation by Yang Zhenzhong. It was shown in the exhibition of DEAF07.

Zachary Lieberman

Zachary Lieberman (US) is an artist, engineer and educator.

Book launch The Chinese Dream Apr 11, 2007 05:45 PM

Book launch at DEAF07 of The Chinese Dream by Neville Mars.

DEAF07 – Interact or Die! Booklet

Programme guide for the 2007 Dutch Electronic Art Festival.

Morphing Machinery

"Morphing Machinery" (2007) is an interactive installation by Graham Smith. It was shown at the ...

Interactive Automata

Project descriptions by Arie Altena from "Interact or Die!" (2007).

Sound Installations

Project descriptions by Arie Altena from "Interact or Die!" (2007).

Common Grounds

"Common Grounds" is a project of Workspace Unlimited (Thomas Soetens and Kora van Bulcke), who ...

Go Up! Go Up!

"Go Up! Go Up!" is a video art work by Hu Jie Ming. It was shown at DEAF07.

Antoine Schmitt

Antoine Schmitt (FR), is an artist and programmer who stands at the crossing of abstraction and ...

knife.hand.chop.bot

"knife.hand.chop.bot" (2007) is an interactive installation by 5VOLTCORE. It was part of the DEAF07 ...

Jeroen Joosse

Jeroen Joosse (NL) is a graphic and interface designer.

Stan Wijnans

Stan Wijnans (NL) is an artist and programmer for interactive systems.

more ...
 
Personal tools
Log in