Spatial Correlation: An Interactive Display of Virtual Gesture Sculpture
Spatial Correlation: An Interactive Display of Virtual Gesture Sculpture. Jung Nam, Daniel F. Keefe. Leonardo (2017) Volume 50, Number 1 pp. 94-95
Abstract Spatial Correlation is an interactive digital artwork that provides a new window into the process of creating freeform handcrafted virtual sculptures while standing in an immersive Cave virtual reality (VR) environment. The piece originates in the lab, where the artist’s full-body, dance-like sculpting process is recorded using a combination of spatial tracking devices and an array of nine synchronized video cameras. Later, in the gallery, these raw data are reinterpreted as part of an interactive visualization that relates the three spaces in which the sculpture exists: 1) the physical lab/studio space in which the sculpture was created, 2) the digital virtual space in which the sculpture is mathematically defined and stored, and 3) the physical gallery space in which viewers now interact with the sculpture.
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