A place that has been on my mind semi-constantly for as long as I can remember is Dr. Seuss’ “Waiting Place” from Oh, the Places You’ll Go. I find it incredibly intriguing and terrifying, having seen so many people stuck in a much more real-life version of it.
I came up with a list of places where we are left waiting: bus stops, churches, hospitals, immigration centers, the DMV… Only one of them really stuck: Laundromats.
- Because of their eerie lighting and background noise
- Because it represents the epitome of “waiting” (boring, mundane activity, unable to leave and pursue something else, waste of time)
- Because of the population it is used by (waiting for a change? –> nobody prefers laundromats over owning their own washing machine)
As for the method, I was hoping to create a 3D model of the space using a Lidar Scanner, because I love the image quality it generates. Although I am still on the fence about it, because I would obviously lose the odd quality of light… I am also unsure of how the scanner responds to movement (which would be hard to prevent).