Motion Clock, Stillness Clock
"Stillness Clock, Motion Clock", a collaboration with Seth Hunter, explores the perception of time, in motion and in stillness. The slit-scanning technique is used to paint live video around a circle, mapping time onto space. The clock on the left responds to the motion of the viewer, leaving a jagged trace of activity over time. The clock on the right is active only when the scene is still, encouraging the viewer to watch in contemplative silence as their image slowly emerges. Does time pass more slowly when you are moving, or when you are still?
This piece was created at 'Processing Time,' a coding jam and competition. The participants were invited to use the Processing programming language to create aesthetically pleasing displays of time. Our piece won the audience award, programmer prize and "fame" award. It was shown at the MIT Museum as part of the 2009 Boston CyberArts Festival
Now Now Now
(now (now (now))): Infinite Time Capsule is an installation I created in 2011 with Charlie DeTar for the Festival of Art Science and Technology, celebrating MIT's 150th anniversary. It is an interactive video piece that creates temporal echoes. The present is overlaid on layers of the past at time intervals from seconds to weeks.