17 Feb 2015


Tripwire is a kinetic installation that utilizes a series of elastic cords to display varying waveforms at a large scale.  The project takes proximity sensor input and modulates the waveforms accordingly.  The piece is designed to inspire interaction and interrogation.  The strings are attached to motors which control the frequency at which they spin.  The nature of the piece is forever changing, which gives it a definitive and generative character.  I think this piece is very successful in that it uses sensor data from it’s direct proximity.  Although meaningful data from an external source can be a powerful thing, the direct relationship between action and result can be just as powerful.  This project utilizes the max map toolset to a full potential by modulating a physical output in real time.


DWI Modular from Felix Luque on Vimeo.


DWI Modular project is a series of standardized objects which can be configured in many differing ways.  This network of geometry is informed of its configuration via embedded circuitry.  The lights and sounds from the network change with it’s macro- form.  The objects cling together via a system of magnets underneath the outer surface.

This project is interesting in that it fosters an infinitely variable interaction, which can occur at many different scales.  However, the allure of this work still relies heavily on formalism.  It works in this realm in an amazing manner, but I feel that this project could be greatly improved by an associated meaning with different configurations.  Perhaps a certain algorithm could be made that identifies configuration typologies and associates differing behaviors with each in a generative manner.  It is possible that the piece does something similar already, but the output could be very clear in how it varies.