The studio project began as an exploration of how sensory technology could be integrated in the landscape to facilitate and interactive environment. The resulting project used the idea of performance, scoring and sensors which used environmental process to generate variation in a live narrative that would unfold in the site. This hypothetical project was located at the quadrangle on the University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus. The trees the lined the pathways were affixed with "entities"; small light and sound emitting sensor packets that acted as shapeless beings inhabiting the forest. The behaviours of the entities were affected in two ways; changes in light and temperature; and, changes the flow of people through the space. This behaviour was script out by a loose scoring inspired by composer John Cage. This project revealed the complexity of dealing with live data in an unpredictable environment and how to engage with people and the environment connected through sensory technology.
Date_ April, 2013
The work was presented at the year end presentations in the final year of my graduate program.
copyright Michael Lucenkiw 2014