The original idea for a real-time memorial for car accident victims was conceived in Italy with Karmen Franinovic and Ivar Lyngve, fellow students at the Interaction Design Institute. The project started from Stefano Mirti‘s “Building as Interface” course in 2003. The brief directed each group to conceptualize an interactive feature for a cafe. We chose Autogrill, a chain of restaurants throughout Italy, the most impressive being those that straddle the Italian Autostrada (freeway). The particular site was the Autogrill on […]
Acclair is a hybrid design research and art project in collaboration with Eyal Fried. We started this project at the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, Italy in 2004 with an exploration of a VIP service for airport security clearance using “brain fingerprinting” to screen for known terrorists or other criminals. Acclair couples a market research component simultaneously with the security clearance check. For more information on the airport security clearance phase of the project, please visit the first website. The project […]
LA Interchange: a Proposal for a California Highway Victims Memorial Park is a site-specific public art project that proposes a real-time memorial at the intersection of downtown Los Angeles freeways. Set in a renewed urban park at the intersection of the Harbor (110) and Santa Monica (10) freeways in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, the LA Interchange memorial takes the form of an illuminated water fountain that uses real-time accident data from the California Highway Patrol Incident Report website […]
“100 People 10 Questions” is a randomized slideshow that couples images of 100 people with 10 questions for a total of 1000 “stimuli.” These stimuli have been coupled with biometrics testing in both my Naos and Acclair projects, but the project is also available as a stand-alone work.