Introduction to Sculptural Environments

What happens when we turn away from the screen? When sounds grow from unusual places? When the light that so often reveals a story surrounds us such that we are the story? How might the audiovisual become material, tactile, and embodied?

Video Projection Mapping is a technique for turning surfaces into a dynamic video displays. It can be used to animate small figures and create virtual, continuously shifting environments.

The Icebook (HD) from Davy and Kristin McGuire on Vimeo.


They Upped Their Game After The Oranges from Jane Cassidy on Vimeo.

Projection mapping live performance art – The Alchemy of Light by a dandypunk from a dandypunk on Vimeo.

Today we will look at two programs that allow us to warp light according to the environment around us. Madmapper is an impressive program but it costs money (we have a couple of licenses for this class). VPT 7 is a little clunky, but it’s free. Next Monday we will explore multi-channel sound and spatialized audio.