The art/tech collective, Snax_and_Macs (Lucy Matchett, Nicole Messier, Joselyn McDonald) designed Crystalline_Space_Fort. The modular installation with responsive projection piece was inspired by our desire to allow participants to experience wonder again in an immersive space/deep sea environ. We wanted to share our curiosity with others by building an immersive interactive installation that was designed to replicate the exploration of an alien planet and deep sea elements with responsive and generative openFrameworks projections and sound sketches.
Snax_and_Macs also wanted to break down the steps for creating an installation by having a variety of instructables corresponding to specific elements of the spaceFort. The different tutorials we created are:
- openFrameworks + Capacitive Sensing + spacebrew
- openFrameworks + motion sensor + Arduino + spacebrew
- openFrameworks + phone accelerometer + spacebrew
- openFrameworks + vibration sensors + Arduino + spacebrew
- DIY Module Installation
Check out our instructables profile for the tutorials.
spaceFort Technical Infrastructure
The code for our project can be found on github here. There are three OF sketches connected to different sensors which are a motion sensor, sound, and capacitive touch sensors. To use the OF sketches, you’ll need to install the spacebrew libraries. To run the \motion sensor sketch, you’ll need to install the firmata library in Arduino, and to run the capSense sketches, you’ll need to install the capSense library.