> Watch the movie 'INTERFERENCE' which describes the interactive experience in greater details: [vimeo.com/106724185/] <
This movie documents the process of developing ‘Interference’ an interactive tunnel for Design City Kolding [designcitykolding.dk/], in Kolding, Denmark.
SPACE OF LIGHT
In March 2014 design office Kollision [kollision.dk/] won the competition for designing a new interactive tunnel for Design City Kolding in the city of Kolding, Denmark. Kollision named their winning proposal ‘Interference’ based on the idea that urban life is characterized by two opposing trends: an urge to belong and be part of a community and an opposing desire to be alone and anonymous in the middle of the rush. This shaped a dynamic and interactive lighting concept integrated in the tunnel walls that focus on the meeting between people walking through the tunnel. By dynamically creating spaces of light between people in the tunnel, people are made aware of their surroundings.
WORK IN PROGRESS
The tunnel will open in August, but until then you can have a look at some of our work in progress – developing sensor systems and software for the tunnel. To create a dynamic experience for the users in the tunnel, a number of motion sensors will be installed to continuously sense where there is movement in the tunnel. The infrared light sensors are hidden behind the tunnel structure and surface. The signals from the sensors are processed by a series of custom-made circuits that convert the sensor's simple signals into data packages, which are calculated in the central micro-computer (Raspberry Pi) responsible for controlling the light sources.
An important component in the control of the lighting design in the tunnel is the underlying software that translates the sensor data into a dynamic experience. Kollision has developed a number of software components that collect, interpret and communicate sensor data, while other parallel processes shape the rules for how the light sources respond to people in the tunnel.
To be continued ...
Follow the project here: kollision.dk/en/interference
And see Media Architecture by Kollision for more media architecture projects by Kollision