Six-Forty by Four-Eighty is an interactive lighting installation composed of an array of magnetic, physical pixels. Individually, pixel-tiles change their color in response to touch and communicate their state to each other by using a person's body as the conduit for information. When grouped together, the pixel-tiles create patterns and animations that can serve as a tool for customizing our physical spaces. By transposing the pixel from the confines of the screen and into the physical world, focus is drawn to the materiality of computation and new forms for design emerge.
Six-Forty by Four-Eighty was created by Zigelbaum + Coelho for the Design Miami/ Basel 2010 W Hotels Designer of the Future Award.
Video for Willow's 'Sweater'.
Everything shot in studio with 3 beamers projecting on a floor and two walls.
Directed by: Filip Sterckx
DOP: Pierre Schreuder
3D animation / Editing: Filip Sterckx
Production: Pierre Schreuder, Filip Sterckx
Technical support: Aitor Biedma
Production assistant: Nils Goddeeris
Thanks to: Het Depot, Stake5, Cools multimedia, Tom Brewaeys, Birgit Sterckx, Antoon Verbeeck, Pieter-Jan Boghe
Installation at The Creators Project, Ft. Mason San Francisco, March 2012
Project Concept and Direction: Chris Milk
Executive Producers: The Creators Project
Production: Radical Media
Executive Producer: Jennifer Heath @ radical.media, LLC
Design & Creative Direction: Ben Tricklebank @ Punk and Butler
Interactive Creative Production: Fake Love
Creative Director: Layne Braunstein, Josh Horowitz @ Fake Love
Technical Director: James George
Creative Software Development: Aaron Meyers, Brian Chasalow, Charlie Whitney
Producer: Catherine Badger
3-D Animators: Chelsea Hash, Sean Thorpe, David Larkin
2-D Design: Caitlin Morris
Audio Design: David Horowitz
Special Thanks: Eyebeam
This short film is a love letter to those maverick men of science who refuse to "go quietly into that good night"... This film celebrates defiant heroes among men who choose to "never forget we are cosmic revolutionaries, not stooges conscripted to advance a natural order that kills everybody." (Alan Harrington)
The Motion Project was a collaboration between a lot of clever creative people working together to create a machine that turns motion into music. The client for the project, Frucor (makers of V energy drink), together with their agency Colenso BBDO, kitted-out a warehouse space for this project to grow in and gathered together a group of talented people from a number of creative fields.
We created and designed the live visual spectacle with a music video being produced from the results. We wanted it to be clear that the technology was real and actually being played live. The interface plays a key role in illustrating the idea of the instrument and we designed it to highlight the audio being controlled by the dancer. Design elements like real time tracking and samples being drawn on as they are played all add to authenticity of the performance. The visuals are all created live and the music video is essentially a real document of the night.