Erica Lazrus

02 Feb 2016

I found Micah Scott’s Circle Forest to be a really interesting interactive exhibit, especially in the context of our drawing assignment. The “forest”  consists of a series of spinners, which each have their own personality and together control the color-mixing of a colored particle system. Users are invited to interact with the spinners and see what different color patterns they can make. I like this exhibit because it has both an aspect of “controlling” and the “uncontrollable”. The particles within the exhibit will behave with a “mind of their own”, so to speak, but the user is able to give some direction to that behavior to create unique visual output.