Five touch-based interactive geometric sculptures create symphonies of sound and light.
We want to create a wondrous experience of light and color, sound and touch, that will bring people closer together and increase interaction in public spaces. Our vision is a series of five sculptures, in a Boston public space, where people can play and create their own symphonies of light and sound.
Imagine coming across a circle of five tall geometric sculptures in a public park. On three sides of each sculpture, a hand motif invites you to place your hand on the side. You move closer. You place your hand on the sculpture. Suddenly, a stream of music floats out of a speaker and gently pulsating lights dance around the sculpture. You try touching a difference face, and the music changes. Each face and each sculpture will have its own music and light show associated with it. You can increase the complexity of the music by calling over others to help you press faces of sculptures that maybe you can't reach by yourself.
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One challenge that will arise during this project will be constructing and installing our project in Boston during poor weather conditions. Fortunately, we have secured an installation location for our project through a partnership with a local business (pending successful funding). We also have access to many facilities at our respective universities where we can test out and assemble our projects before deployment.
A second challenge is working with a plastics company to purchase and build our sculptures. Purchasing fully-built sculptures would be prohibitively expensive, so we plan or purchasing the faces of our sculptures and assembling and constructing them in a fabrication lab at MIT.
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