LightWing II creates a mysterious sensation of tactile data. In this interactive installation, a kinetic construction is augmented with stereoscopic 3D projections and spatial sound. Flexible carbon fiber rods hold a large transparent membrane in tension. A light touch sets the delicate wing-like structure into a rotational oscillation and enables the visitor to navigate through holographic spaces and responsive narratives.
LightWing II is the latest project in a series of immersive installations by the arc/sec Lab for Cross Reality Architecture and Interactive Systems. The research lab is based at the Architecture Department at the University of Auckland. With a focus on intuitive user interaction, the Lab investigates new design solutions through the fusion of material and digital information.
- Sound design by Kyung Ho Min. Contributions from Yan Li, Jacky Zheng, Kathy Yuan and Zane Egginton. Supported by the University of Auckland
Uwe Rieger (DE/NZ) is an architect and researcher whose work on Reactive Architecture aims to connect the intangible digital world with multi-sensory qualities of physical constructions and spaces. Since 2006, he is an associate professor for design and design technology at the University of Auckland, where he has established the arc/sec Lab for Cross-Reality Architecture and Interactive Systems.
Yinan Liu (NZ) received a MArch(Prof)(Hons) degree from the University of Auckland. She is the lead technologist at the arc/sec Lab and coordinator of the Digital Research Hub at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland. Yinan is the founding partner of arc/sec Solutions ltd., which develops customized applications for cross-reality environments and interactive systems.