Over the shoulder view of interaction

February 2011
Arduino, MaxMSP, sensor

Conversation uses a proximity sensor, an Arduino microcontroller, and Max/MSP/Jitter to evoke the tension of a Skype conversation. As the viewer leans in closer, the person on the other end becomes more candid and personal about their strained relationship. The piece examines the difficulties of online communication.

Side view of interaction

Screen capture (low frame rate, no sound)

Full video the viewer sees when s/he sits at a normal distance from the screen

Full video the viewer sees when s/he leans in close to the screen