PICK OF THE WEEK #26
by Kimchi and chips (Seoul, Korea + London, UK)
A small potted tree has a perpetual conversation with people. Through the use of video projection, a tree is augmented in a non-invasive way, enabling the presentation of volumetric light patterns using itʼs own leaves as voxels (3D pixels).
The tree invites viewers with a choreographed cloud of light that can respond visitors motion. As visitors approach, they can explore the immediate and cryptic nature of this reaction. The tree can form gestures in this way, and can in turn detect the gestures of its visitors. By applying a superficial layer of immediate interaction to the tree, can people better appreciate the long term invisible interaction that they share with it?
Music by Trentemøller
Editor’s Note :
Lit Tree is an emotional art piece that stimulates intimacy between audiences and objects. Gesture technology is typically assumed as a human-centered advancement, still in reality the applications that are able to achieve such a goal have been very rare. The Lit Tree experience is outstanding as it naturally embeds the non-verbal communication in the language of forms, lights and time.
the Lit Tree was part of Future Everything 2011 programme
Voxels, Structured Light, Kinect, Projection Mapping
Project Brief Web