Project

Ceiling with an Attitude

Expressive encoding of spatial ambience allows us to embed technological narratives in objects so as to provoke a re-thinking of our relationship to objects and spaces. The nature of this project addresses how objects may be expressive of attitude; here we explore the space above us. Hanging from the ceiling, organically shaped pods interface as a portal to another imaginative space. Passersby or visitors engage in an interaction with an encountered entity. This entity imparts a day-to-day dependent narrative, expressive and reactive to an accumulation of past interactions. This research explores both the dichotomy of tension and the engagement of affective states and historical data collected from interactions between the real-world visitor and the encountered imaginative character.

Expressive encoding of spatial ambience allows us to embed technological narratives in objects so as to provoke a re-thinking of our relationship to objects and spaces. The nature of this project addresses how objects may be expressive of attitude; here we explore the space above us. Hanging from the ceiling, organically shaped pods interface as a portal to another imaginative space. Passersby or visitors engage in an interaction with an encountered entity. This entity imparts a day-to-day dependent narrative, expressive and reactive to an accumulation of past interactions. This research explores both the dichotomy of tension and the engagement of affective states and historical data collected from interactions between the real-world visitor and the encountered imaginative character.