Dune 4.0 by Daan Roosegaarde is an interactive landscape which reacts on the behavior of people. This hybrid of nature and technology exists out of large amounts of fibers which are brightened according to the sounds and motion of passing visitors.
Dune 4.0 investigates nature in a futuristic relation with urban space by means of looking, walking and interacting.
this is an overview video of my project called Ombea
more info at http://www.ombea.net
4 speakers, 4 light sources and 2 cameras are placed within a space which is at least partially isolated from light and sound coming from outdoors and is provided with a lockable entrance; a computer is located outside the ombea space with max/msp/jitter patch which serves to direct the space reaction
Ombea is a way of the space to express itself
Ombea reacts to movement of a visitor within the space depending on: [movement = dark + noise] or [calm = light + silence] and that reaction takes place on various levels depending on the history of behavior of a visitor and his possition in the space.
Visitor (or visitors) is „locked“ inside the ombea for 8 minutes the element of time being, therefore, also important part of ombea but anyone can leave sooner or later as he wants
The Tangible Sequencer. This is a simple musical instrument the extends the GUI time line metaphor into 3D. Each block represents a sound.
Since the time line exists in 3D you can wrap it back into itself and move elements as it plays to create a composition on the fly. Here by moving the green block as it's playing you "bend" time back around to the beginning of the sequence.
Also you can put the blocks next to each other to have them play at the same time.
You just pick the sounds and then move the blocks to change when they play--the computer handles all the timing.