Interactive Art

LightType

Price: Anerkennung - Honorary Mentions



Artists:
François Chay (FR), Léo Chéron (FR)

URL:
http://lighttype.qsdqsd.com, http://www.francoischay.eu, http://www.mrgnou.net

Cyberarts 2012 - International Compendium Prix Ars Electronica 2012

LightType is an installation questioning links between printed design and interactive design. Its main component is a cube made out of LEDs. Depending on which sides are on, we can create letters. The three-dimensional structure becomes a two-dimensional reading space. 

The installation fetches tweets about a specified subject. When a message is tweeted, the structure reacts to it and creates each letter of each word. They are all captured on a webcam and the message is then projected on the wall to create a virtual poster.

Credits:
Francois Chay, Léo Chéron (FR)
http://lighttype.qsdqsd.com
Tobias Muthesius
Lab212