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arduino Arduino.
processing Processing/.js.
interactive Interactive.
screen Screen-based.
physical Physical Interface.
dataViz Data Visualization.
collabo Collaboration.

  • Top Secret [2011].

    Top Secret was born from an unexpected convergence of materials: an antique cigar box holds a collection of personal dream narratives that I have collected. When a visitor opens the wall-mounted cigar box, my voice whispers a dream story from a hidden speaker. The piece contains 17 stories based on my dreams from 2010 - 2011.

    Info on Top Secret's technical specifications: virtualunrealityproject.com/studio :: Project abstract [PDF]

  • top secret

    Top Secret [2011].

    The idea for Top Secret came to me suddenly when I spotted the cigar box in an antique store, complete with a small, handwritten “top secret” label on the outside. The lightness of the dry wood, the box’s obvious age and sturdy construction, its slight musty-spicy smell, the ornate hinges and latch, all spoke to me. The object felt like it was already imbued with a life and history of its own, both mysteries.

    Info on Top Secret's technical specifications: virtualunrealityproject.com/studio :: Project abstract [PDF]

  • top secret

    Top Secret [2011].

    The piece is self-contained, activated by a bend sensor hidden beneath one hinge of the box. This sensor in turn triggers sound output from an Arduino Microprocessor fitted with a miniature speaker. Each visitor receives a different story upon opening the box – a phenomenon not immediately obvious to other audience members, as my whispering voice is intentionally played quietly.

    Info on Top Secret's technical specifications: virtualunrealityproject.com/studio :: Project abstract [PDF]