Installation with aluminum, MDF, acrylic, mirror, rear-projection screen, computer, projector, IR LED, IR camera, fan, power supply, and C++, OpenGL, openFrameworks, and ARToolKit software
42 x 42 x 37" (107 x 107 x 96 cm)
The effect of Joon Y. Moon’s ghostly ecosystem of shadow creatures and objects is created with blocks on a tabletop that functions as a rear-projection screen and has a computer, infrared camera, and light source installed below it. The shadows exist in both a real and fantasy environment; animations transform the blocks into houses and awaken creatures around them. Moving the blocks around the table sets off programmed reactions: people gravitate toward a light source, trees grow around it, and birds fly away from the dark.