Interactive Architecture

It will never cease to amaze me how much press you can get just by projecting something on the side of a building.  Here is some video from the Public Space Invaders project from 2006 that I did with Kuan Huang.

Of course even then the idea of using technology to turn architecture into a playspace was not new. I remember when i was at Brown they turned the SciLi into a giant tetris game. Still, i think the idea of doing it guerrilla style as a statement about who gets to use Public space (Public Space Invaders…get it?) was novel at the time, at least to me. Apparently though, the Situationists were doing that in the 60’s. More proof there is nothing new under the sun. And yet people are STILL doing this stuff and acting like they are the first ones to think of it and EVERY TIME someone from the press is there to cover it. There is definitely something about projecting things on the sides of buildings that rings people’s bells. the neuroscientist in me is thinking of an experiment…

UPDATE: no joke, not 3 days after i wrote this I received an inquiry from a museum in Sao Paolo ┬áto put this project up in a museum exhibit about interaction in public spaces. I need to do another one of these in DC…