Johannes Girardoni Sculpture Displayed at TED 2014

Johannes Girardoni, "Metaspace," aluminum, fiberglass, resin, wood, LEDs and sensors with spectro-sonic refrequencer, 14 x 9 x 9 feet

We’re pleased to share with you a new sculpture by QCA artist Johannes Girardoni called Metaspace, currently on view at TED 2014 in Vancouver, Canada. Metaspace is an interactive, poly-sensory artwork, which extends human perception through sensor technology and algorithms. The sculpture makes light audible.

Embedded sensors inside Metaspace capture an array of information, including light frequency, live video, and motion tracking data which digitally quantifies viewers inside the sculpture’s environment. Processors merge these constantly changing data points with algorithms that map the visible spectrum to the audible spectrum.

The behavior of the sculpture is affected by what it sees, and viewers react to the sculpture in reciprocating interactivity, creating a virtual feedback loop between the art and its participants. Both continually process and respond to each other’s virtual and physical information.

View install progress on the TED blog.

Video still of the interior of Metaspace, as seen through the sculpture's live view sensor. Each of the 1024 pixels is a tone generator that uses light information to create analogous sound frequencies.
Video still of the interior of Metaspace, as seen through the sculpture’s live view sensor. Each of the 1024 pixels is a tone generator that uses light information to create analogous sound frequencies.