It's You on Vimeo - Documentation from installation at CAM Raleigh for the Born Digital exhibition, opening January 28, 2012 'Projected figures crowd around something that they obscure from the pedestrian’s view. When the pedestrian stands behind them, as if to look over their shoulders, they step aside to allow him a view onto what they’re looking at. The pedestrian can now see part of the unfolding scene, and he obscures the view for the other pedestrians.'
Listening Post is an art installation that culls text fragments in real time from thousands of unrestricted Internet chat rooms, bulletin boards and other public forums. The texts are read (or sung) by a voice synthesizer, and simultaneously displayed across a suspended grid of more than two hundred small electronic screens. More info: http://www.earstudio.com/projects/listeningpost.html
Sonumbra @ Design and the Elastic Mind by Loop.pH. Imagine an outsize parasol planted in an African village. By day, it offers shelter from the sun: by night, it sheds light for the local community using the energy collected in solar cells embedded in its canopy. It's clever, it explores a new role for textiles, and it shows concern for the planet. In short: an eco-friendly solution to a pernicious modern problem.
TeamLab staged their “Crystal Tree” at the Canal City mall in Fukuoka. Hundreds of suspended LED lights created a mesmerizing and sparkling Christmas tree. What’s more, visitors could decorate the tree themselves using their smartphones.