Social beat maker with informative train announcements
CONTENT & DESCRIPTION:
A collaborative musical installation set within a train station.. The project offers people a way to entertain themselves and create social interactions, all while they wait for the arrival of a person or the departure of a train. The sequencer reflects the nature of the train station, in the idea of eternal return within the hub: arrivals, departures, the marking of time and the beat of people moving through the space.
The physical design will be a circular table, ringed by a bench, to allow for sitting, kneeling or for children to stand on the bench and reach the table. Projected on the surface will be a sequencer made of rings, circular and interlocking elements.
Some of the sounds and visuals will be loosely inspired by the trains that move in and out of the station. The backgrounds will be watery, the visual elements will appear to rise up from the depths towards the surface. The water elements also reflect the ideas of travel and return. Current train announcements will animate across the surface of the table, so that happily involved users will not miss their trains.
Current train announcements will animate across the surface of the table, so that happily involved users will not miss their trains.
Coded in Open Frameworks using a rear DI (diffused illumation) set up. 45" round table, approx 3 feet tall. Tangible surface approx. 38".