interactive painting by scott garner
jan 24, 2012
interactive painting by scott garner


interactive ‘still life’ by scott garner

american developer scott garner has created ‘still life‘, an interactive gallery work that responds to real-world activity.
set in a wooden frame, the fruits and vases of the seemingly ordinary still life painting begin to tumble when a user rotates
the work.

garner creates the world ‘inside’ the painting using the game developing program unity 3D, where he creates a scene
that consists of a camera and all desired lights and objects. this is projected via a flat-screen television screen (the frame
and ‘canvas’) fixed on a rotating mount. attached to its back is a spatial sensor to detect tilt. a driving program written in C
communicates with the sensor and interacts with the unity 3D scene to respond to users’ rotation of the frame.

the project was funded by US-based design agency süperfad.


video demo of the device


view of the painting before tilting


view of the painting after interaction

via thenextweb

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