Interactive Installation: Things That Matter
Things That Matter plays on the intrinsic truth implied by an archive. It also addresses elements of curation and documentation though the act of taking a photograph. The system allows participants to archive any common object they have when they encounter the installation. Things That Matter raises the status of ordinary objects, to archived artifacts. This transformation occurs though documenting and assigning meaning to an object.
This system has evolved through several stages of prototypes. The finished installation consists of a wooden free standing sculptural object, a high-resolution camera, a capture application driven by an RFID reader, tags and an Arduino, and a projection that displays the results of the participants’ interaction.
Things That Matter: Installation, April 2012, Boston MA
Things That Matter: Second Prototype
Things that Matter First Prototype