A light source becomes a life force in Extinguishing Bodies, an interactive installation that encourages participants to consider humanity’s impact on other lifeforms. Extinguishing Bodies makes use of Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, and arts engineering toolkits Processing and Arduino. Animated creatures are projected onto a surface embedded with photoresistors, sensors that detect light. When blocked, the creatures panic and scream in proportion to how little light there is. The instillation takes place in a hallway, oriented in such a way that passersby must obstruct the projector’s light if they wish to pass through. If the light is totally blocked out, the creatures disappear.
Animation, Interaction Design, Programming