Oliver Hess developed this project to learn more about raspberry pi and raspberry pi cam. He shared the process with those in the studio at the time. Unfortunately there was not enough time to do a workshop for the development of this project. However hacking the analog video tuning chip for a battery powered television was fun for everyone around that day. Continue reading Cat Vision
Jason Trucco asked Oliver Hess to create a stage design for a rock opera based on Klaus Nomi performed at the LaMaMa Theater’s Media Circus event. For months at Aperiodic Industries we had workshops to explore projection interactions and styles that merged the 80s futuristic design aesthetic of the East Village Eye with modern technologies to make Klaus Nomi’s inner world come to life. The experiments continue.
Heartbeat Sasaki requested that Aperiodic help him develop a heartbeat sensor which looked like a shiny silver (his style) disc which appeared to float in the air, and when touched, a user’s heartbeat would be analyzed and outputted. Oliver designed a prototype and supervised the development of two models to be used in the Venice Bienalle.
Further coding and assembly by David Casey.
Further design and assembly by Sasaki.
TED active 2011 in Palm Spring
Twitter controlled island of balloons that inflate and deflate based on hash tag activity related to participants interest in various research themes at the event. This project involved a pneumatic valve bank controlled by arduino firmata from a motion tablet programmed by oliver and built by danny and oliver using a compressor and lots of hoses. The balloons were custom printed and then augmented with pens.
Users were outfitted with the headset and positioned to look out at the pulse of the night’s activity as it unfolds. The Amazing Mental Scope captured reactions to the sensational environment, and transformed these reactions into an emotive light sculpture in essence creating a public mental beacon for the excitement and fascinations felt throughout the night. Continue reading The Incredible Mental Scope
Interactive DJ Booth at Project Vegas
This Commission was inspired by various ideas including the floating movement of jelly fish, Ned Kahn’s explorations of rotation and wind and the classic Marilyn Monroe updraft moment that has been reinterpreted by so many artists and inspired the likes of Warhol et al. Continue reading Underexposed