Future Sessions: Atmospheric Memory
Guided tour: The technology behind Atmospheric Memory
Inspired by computing pioneer Charles Babbage, Atmospheric Memory immerses visitors in an ever-changing audio-visual environment, bringing together a combination of historic phantasmagoria effects and emerging technologies. In this guided tour with Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and developers from Antimodular Research we’ll be covering:
- ‘Atmosphonia’, an environment with 3000 sound channels, each playing on its own speaker
- 360-degree projection mapping using live, pre-recorded and generative content
- Nanotech engraving to print ‘Babbage Nanopamphlets’
- Laser tomography and photogrammetry to make the world’s first 3D printed speech bubble
- Laryngoscopy and circular LED displays to make ‘Vocal Barrels’
- 3D calculations with robotic lights to make ‘Flag Beacon’
- Ultrasonic atomizers to create ‘Cloud Display’
- Shadow plays
- Navier-Stokes and other fluid dynamic equations for ‘Airborne’ and ‘Text Streams’
- Contemporary approaches for face detection and classification
- Pneumatic control of articulated matrices
- Integrated circuits, microcontrollers, actuators, circuit boards, etc.
The event includes a two-hour tour of all the pieces in the show, with practical and technical discussions on topics such as fabrication, programming and logistics, followed by a one-hour session to discuss approaches for making art using electronic media.
Please note: this event is by invitation only.