Remaking the Making of Americans
The installation consisted of a small room containing twelve ink prints, four of which housed projection mapped output from a dynamic simulation. The simulation was an autonomous system based on the characters and interpersonal connections from the novel.
Artist, Developer, Engineer
Tools and Technologies:
Processing, Eclipse, Ink, LEDs, Projection Mapping
The simulation was tuned to unfold over the course of three hours, starting in a very simple configuration and ending up in a massive swarm of character instances. Initially only a single instance of each character exists, over time, interactions within the system yield new instances, and old instances die and accumulate in the simulation.
A selected set of portrait photography from the creative commons was built into a dynamic collage based on the simulation and projected into the ink prints around the room.