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By Hubbub in collaboration with Designworks

For the Semi-Permanent conference 2015, Designworks called on Hubbub to collaborate on an interactive art piece. Projected across three screens for the duration of the conference, hundreds of 3D shapes reacted by changing size based on the volume of the noise in the venue. Whenever someone entered the auditorium, a shape was added to the screens. The shapes were removed as people left.

 

Designworks was contracted as the design partner for the conference. They then contracted us to work on developing a program that would allow their designs to be interactive and reflect the idea of "Semi-Permanent", being always changing.

 

Our programme was developed in OpenFrameworks, an open source toolkit for C++. We outputted two seperate screens which were then mapped onto the three screens in the space.