in Transit. Digital Creature is a media installation allowing visitors to interactively evolve and manipulate a
swarming and flowing digital creature trapped in a process of oscillating
between states of being. It deals with an experiential visualization of
emotions within our inner space, through sensations aroused in touching.
The project refers to the technology of energy transmission, invisible in
nature: thanks to the assimilation into an electromagnetic field the visitor
becomes part of the sensors. Other visitors can then trigger interaction
by touching the person standing in the field.
In order to sense the human body electromagnetic signals Vain in Transit
investigates Electric Field Sensing Technology (EFS). The interactive interface
consists by a grid of electromagnetic RF (Radio Frequency) proximity sensors
plates, equipped with a flat pitch antenna (which operate very much like
Theremins), tracking electromagnetic signals. The operating range of these
sensors is spherical and typically about 30 centimeters.
Environment programming: Arjen Keesmaat
Sound design: elpueblodechina
V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media