For my semester project, I chose to explore ways in which we could transform existing spaces in and around ADM into spaces of play. The eventual execution of the idea was wrapping lengths of cloth around 2 pillars to simultaneously create a ‘goal’ and a projection screen. Placed together with a ball, this encouraged people to kick the ball through the goal, which would trigger an instant playback of the previous 5 seconds.
Although this was a relatively simple project, it still posed more difficulties than I had foreseen. Most of these problems were regarding the setup itself. From wrapping the cloth – and making sure it stayed up – to configuring the sensor and deciding how to place the camera and projector, everything was made more difficult because almost all the devices were physically connected to my laptop. While I feel that the result was as I expected it to be, there is definitely room for improvement in order to create a more enjoyable and interactive experience.