Congresos de la Universitat Politècnica de València, 2º Congreso Internacional ACC: Arte, Ciencia, Ciudad

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HEARTWOOD: INTEGRATING THE ORGANIC AND THE INORGANIC TO CREATE IMMERSIVE SENSORIAL EXPERIENCE
Tiffany Sanchez

Última modificación: 27-10-2015

Resumen


Heartwood integrates wood with light to create an augmented sensorial experience. Simple and intimate methods of interaction are utilized to communicate a narrative usually hidden within these alternative mediums. A careful blend of traditional woodworking techniques and basic physical computing methodologies were combined to complete fabrication. Heartwood is the product of a growing hybrid art practice which aims to graft organic with inorganic materials and interactive technologies to create immersive environments. Heartwood rewards the curious. In the simple act of holding and peering into Heartwood, one can feel the fragility of weathered bark, discern the solidity and weight of the cut, and smell the freshly oiled vascular tissue of its sapwood. Within, a gentle pulse of warm light breathes life back into the dead Heartwood. The subtle rhythmic illumination is vital to this sensorial dialogue, creating a contemplative atmosphere of intimacy and reflection. Without this warm light, Heartwood cannot be seen.

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