Tag: interaction

Distorting Space and Time


Step inside “Momentum,” the massive installation from United Visual Artists (UVA) at London’s Barbican Centre. The experience is a void of darkness filled with only 12 illuminated pendulums swinging rhythmically from the sky, creating an evolving composition of light and sound. The unexpected contrast of natural and synthetic patterns is designed to distort your perception of time and physical space


I think perhaps the most fascinating thing about this project was how simple the construction was.


It was 12 lights that swing from the sky.

And yet that idea was able to capture something beautifulUVA_BARBICAN_PRESS_140212_9807 UVA_BARBICAN_PRESS_140212_9797


I think the movement of the light really shows when the images are taken with light exposure.

It’s really quite amazing how a space can be changed with some simple moving lights.



I think one take away for my own project would be to explore the relationship of time and space using lights.

How do we perceive light and how does that distort reality?


Color Blindness – concept for perception distorting device

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Visual perception is the ability to interpret the surrounding environment by processing information that is contained in visible light. The resulting perception is also known as eyesight, sight, or vision .


Stereoscopy (also called stereoscopics) is a technique for creating or enhancing the illusion of depth in an image by means of stereopsis for binocular vision. The word stereoscopy derives fromGreek στερεός (stereos), meaning “firm, solid”, and σκοπέω (skopeō), meaning “to look, to see”.[2][3] Any stereoscopic image is called a stereogram. Originally, stereogram referred to a pair of stereo images which could be viewed using a stereoscope.440px-Pocket_stereoscope maxresdefault


Here’s a scenario of what I am attempting to do.


Imagine a room with a button.



You wear a red tinted glasses and you see an instruction to ” Don’t press the button. ”

Would you press it?
Now there is another person wearing a blue tinted glasses and he presses the button.

You wonder why and you take out your glasses, only to realize that the word ” don’t” is written in blue, hence the guy can only see part of the instructions.

What does his action and your actions say about you?


What if you went ahead and press the button anyway?



My concept for the device is not so much as to explore and alter the way we see things but to push that idea. We can see things differently from other people and be put in a situation that requires us to make the same choices.


It is not the choice that interest me but rather the spaces between the choice.


The moment you realize that you are unsure of what to do, when you are in a situation where what you see is limited by what glasses you wear.

What kind of choice do you make.


Now,take two steps back.

Think of the media.





What kind of choices do we make because of the lens that we wear from the content we see in the media?


What does it say about us?