Created as an experimentation of new media, this project explores responsive projections. Entirely programmed in grasshopper, as a plug-in to Rhino, the array of lines respond to the movement of a person captured on web cam. As the person moves across the frame, the lines lengthen and shorten and are projected on a series of fabric pieces, which allow the lines to be represented both on the backdrop and perpendicular to the backdrop, creating a 3-dimensional, dynamic representation of the subject's movement. This project was designed, built, programmed, and documented in conjunction with eleven other teammates: Rachel Baker, Zane Birenbaum, Brandon Darreff, Irfan Haider, Ritchie Ju, Jai Kanodia, Gargi Lagvankar, Nicole Lee-Park, Xin-Hui Lim, Matt Radican, and Aditi Thota.
Created in Rhino using Grasshopper as a plug-in, this project was meant simply as an exploration of conic sections, using parabolas and hyperbolas to create interesting geometries. My partner, Aditi Thota, and I experimented with joining these geometries and mirroring them in snowflake-like patterns. While static as a final piece, our parametric design process allowed for a number of different variations based on mirroring axes as well as hyperbolic and parabolic proportions.
Tasked with designing a facade, I decided to create a parametric, responsive system. Using Python as a plug in for grasshopper and Rhino as a 3D visualizer, I created a system of panels that rotate based on their distance from source points. As a built system, these panels, created around central rotating rods, would respond to moving sources, such as people walking along the facade.