To view the sketches and process of this artwork, please click on these links:
Creating something that can be seamlessly assimilated into an exhibition as an added event experience. At the same time, making use of an existing object in an exhibition as the form of interaction. Hence, I derived the idea of incorporating event attendees’ name tags in trade exhibitions for this artwork.
A personalized viewing experience of an LED sculpture.
Offers a different experience for different event attendees, thus encouraging attendees to stick around to view the outcome of other attendees’ experience.
Using RFID technology, the nametags for event attendees are keycards with an RFID chip in it.
For example, in the case of an event for 5,000 attendees, for every 1000 attendees (randomly assigned), their RFID nametags will be programmed with a unique ID to produce a specific light sequence.
To create movement in the sculpture, attendees are able to turn the artwork using a joystick controller allowing them to view the sculpture from various angles.
For the prototype, I created 3 light sequences for 3 unique nametags.
As mentioned in my process post, I just wished I had paid a little more attention to the aesthetic or visuals of the final product. I’ll definitely take that into consideration in future projects, and properly plan out the visuals before execution.
This was the first project where I had to code and do the circuitry on my own. To be honest, I was really scared that I wouldn’t be able to pull it off. However, I’m proud that the code and circuit (may not be perfect) works!