Matthew Kaplan, DXARTS

Contact mgkaplan@u.washington.edu

Offspring Reffection (DXARTS Thesis)

The Offspring Reflection(working title) is a bi directional
kinetic light sculpture. An arm comprised of fluorescent light tubes
is suspended from the ceiling. At the end of this arm is a camera on a
pair of servos. The arm hovers over a podium which also has two
cameras, child cameras, both on their own servos but smaller. Using
machine vision, the cameras interact with each other by moving and the
light arm flashing. The parent camera is trying to place the children
cameras in their respective places while the children mimic their
parent, entering entropy in the system. The pulsing of the lights
corresponds to the parent cameras desire being met.