Join the IxDA community in San Francisco for three days of talks, workshops and activities exploring the past, present and future of interaction design.
On view nightly, starting at dusk.
Under the Icy Sky, is an outdoor exhibit that features two site-specific video installations that re-contextualize natural elements in relationship to the architecture of the Science Complex. The Building Storm slowly progresses from a light snow storm to a blizzard with intense lightning. Shifting Ice focuses on the sculptural shapes and the movements of small icebergs in a glacial lagoon (filmed in Iceland).
The Building Storm
Two-channel video projection on to the facade of the Science Complex
27:36 min (continuous loop, no audio)
Single-channel video projection on the Science Complex courtyard wall
16:55 min (continuous loop, no audio)
Brooklyn-based design studio Stereotank’s design was selected for the 2015 Times Square Valentine Heart. Times Square Alliance partnered with The Architectural League of New York and invited architecture and design firms to submit proposals for a public art installation celebrating Valentine’s Day in Times Square. For the 2015 competition, the distinguished Selection Panel selected Stereotank’s HeartBeat out of seven design proposals.
This engagement sculpture consists of a massive heart glowing to the rhythm of a strong, deep and low frequency heartbeat sound and visitors are encouraged to move around and engage with it by playing various percussion instruments. The audience is invited to come together and creatively play, listen, dance and feel the vibrations of the heart while enjoying the warm pulsating light. The unveiling will include a short speaking program, followed by the opening of the installation.
In the emblematic and relentless atmosphere of Times Square HeartBeat orchestrates multiple rhythms into a unique urban concert.
Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) asked Stimulant to conceive, design, and build an anchor interactive for their new Bezos Center for Innovation. The exhibit investigates Seattle’s history as a key center for innovation, and MOHAI wanted an installation that would act as a coda to the experience, inspiring visitors to be innovative in their own lives and communities. We designed an experience that literally reflected the user in the exhibit, underscoring that anyone can be innovative if they simply cultivate certain habits of mind. We did this by creating a multi-touch interactive mirror, augmented by an array of depth-sensing cameras, that provided a series of activities to remind the user that innovative thinking is within everyone’s reach. This interactive experience featured a real-time, reactive particle system, and adaptively displayed interface elements based on the user’s actual height, allowing for high usability across an incredibly broad demographic of museum-goers.
Launch party was held on Saturday, February 7, 2015.
Burning Man meets Silicon Valley
We strive to gather the artists, makers, and visionaries with their inspirations, projects, and ideas that are bettering what it is to B Human
233 University Ave
Palo Alto, California
At Airway Boulevard and I-10
Part of the Airway and I-10 Aesthetic Improvement Project to create a gateway between El Paso International Airport and Downtown El Paso.
The artwork consists of wind turbines that store electricity during the day and use it at night to partially power the lights.
The sun’s atmosphere dances. Giant loops swell up over the surface. Waves sweep through. Eruptions of material five, 10, 50 times the size of Earth explode out into space.
Solarium — an innovative new piece of video art — puts you directly in the heart of this mesmerizing show. The art taps into a vast reservoir of imagery from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.
SDO watches ultratraviolet light invisible to the naked eye to track how material dances through the solar atmosphere. SDO takes a picture almost once a second — no other solar observatory has ever collected data on the entire sun at the speeds with which SDO does. Each image has eight times as much resolution as an HD TV.
Sleepwalkers is an interactive installation about beings that live inside the walls of a historic building. It was commissioned by Urban Putt, an indoor miniature golf course built by artists and designers in San Francisco.
Sleepwalkers combines a host of techniques to make it seem that a three inch tall luminous being is interacting with the physical world—including the hands of participants—while illuminating its environment.
1096 South Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110
Waves, a suspended sculptural LED video installation in Houston, Texas, echoes the flow and constant current of people walking through the atrium. The video display content is the result of a public-participation performance, a signature method of the artist. Over one hundred workers and tenants of the building complex, as well as passersby, performed over a green-screen surface while being captured by Canogar’s over-head video camera. They were first asked to crawl, and then encouraged to be creative. They danced, ran and cartwheeled. The result is a dynamic video animation featuring the building’s residents and workers and the local Houston community in both realistic and abstract forms.
Waves is the first permanent piece of public art in the U.S. by Daniel Canogar. The installation is situated in the atrium of 2 Houston Center, an office building in downtown Houston.
Nestled into the corner of the library façade are more than 23,000 blue Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs). To the casual observer, a shimmering cascade of light appears to flow down the wall but it becomes quickly evident that what one sees are actually words flowing through each other at different rates. By tracking one line of text, the observer will discover that they are looking at research being carried out within the library, bringing what is going on inside the library outside.