Another success was “Shadow Coding,” a hybrid interactive art piece and show of hacking skill. The piece uses an Xbox Kinect camera to track a subject’s movement and relays it to a mesh sculpture hooked up to servo motors that move as you do. The darkness of the enclosed shipping container and ambient music pumping in through hidden speakers creates an ethereal atmosphere. It was tough to get visitors to leave once they were inside and a line quickly formed to try out the technology.
“POLLINATE” similarly utilizes the closed space of its shipping container to cut its viewers off from the outside world. The projections that animate this mixed media piece by Savannah-based artists would be invisible if not for the darkness the closed door provides. Viewers are encouraged to (gently) touch the styrofoam surface of the sculpture for a better grasp on the images carved into it.