A little pre-Easter fieldtrip with the Web Interest Group (what was left of us anyway). Visited the digital design and interaction exhibition Decode at the V&A.

Dune by Studio Roosegaard

Landscape installation by Studio Roosegaard at the entrance of the show, reacting and illuminating to sound and motion. Reminded me of the ‘Mother Willow’ of Avatar.

TI by C.E.B Reas (2004)

Exquisite Clock by Fabrica

Clock made up of photos of numbers (Contributed here); Reading 15:30:51 at the time of this photo. I remember there was a alphabet/word version of this, that was more based on typography.

Dandelion by Sennep

Dandelion animation programmed to react to a hair-dryer when pointed; same technology as shooting games you find at arcades I imagine.

Make-Out by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Confusing interactive value in piece but a man next to us pointed out how weird it is that 80% of kissing scenes found online (basis stats for this installation) were homosexual kisses, and 20% hetero couples… it is rather odd.

Social Collider by Sacha Pohflepp

Visually tracking conversations on Twitter – Users/topics along the x axis and time along the y. Creates a kind of subatomic particle behaviour within such visual language.

“The Social Collider acts as a metaphorical instrument which can be used to make visible how memes get created and how they propagate. Ideally, it might catch the Zeitgeist at work.” – Pohflepp.com

Data. Scan by Ryoji Ikeda

Non-interactive as far as I can remember. The installation streamed thousands and thousands of numbers – data extracted from mapping the stars and the human body. The scope of data used for this piece is phenomenal (in terms of physical distance, quantity), yet to see it somehow collating into a split-second visual response was quite fascinating.

Body Paint by MSA Visuals

Virtual canvas installation that reacts to motion through sensor responding with evolving paint splatters.

Weave Mirror by Daniel Rozin

What was beautiful about this installation was the noise that the motors would make in response to the subject.