Huge Prisms + iPad + Colored Light Projections = Shanghai’s Stunning Art Installation Piece “PRISMA 1666”

by • November 9, 2011 • ArtComments (0)4497

Wonwei and Shanghai-based design studio Super Nature Design recently collaborated on an interactive art installation for the 2011 International Science and Art Exhibition in Shanghai. The installation, named PRISMA 1666, focuses on the light refraction properties of a prism, allowing the user to experience these properties by interacting with various colors, angles, and shapes being projected onto a group of prisms.  The following is the description of the project:

In 1666, Sir Isaac Newton conducted a famous experiment that has been widely considered as a landmark discovery in the study of optics and color theory. Inspired by this discovery, PRISMA 1666 is an interactive light installation consisting of 15 triangular crystal blocks distributed randomly on a clean white surface. The projection of colorful graphics is refracted and dispersed by these crystal blocks, creating a fascinating visual experience and ambiance. The installation enables interaction with the projected colors, angles, and shapes through a touch interface, creating an opportunity to experiment with these elements like Isaac Newton did so many years before us.

The installation consists of a surface with 15 prisms, two projectors, and a touch screen for user interaction.  For added viewing pleasure I recommend turning off the Vimeo volume before you go full screen, and pressing play on Pink Floyd’s highly prism-friendly track “Us And Them”.  All I can think about now is how badly I want one of these on my living room wall.  Ohhhhh, to dream…

Source: FUBIZ

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