Time-based media to supplement my design portfolio (www.lucasainsworth.com)
In context demo of the Fall Creek Lighting concept. Fall Creek Lighting uses emerging technology to create a transformative lighting environment. Light is emitted from the walls and ceiling, taking the form of a forest. As the user slides stones in an intuitive physical interface, the lighting environment changes. Leaves of light can sprout and grow into a bright summer canopy, or drop and slide down the wall to create an inviting winter glow. See more at www.lucasainsworth.com
Presentation at the QB3+CCA Symposium on Innovation in Science and the Arts at UCSF Mission Bay on March 16th, 2010.
Developed in collaboration with the Intel Ultra-Mobile group and designed specifically for outdoor enthusiasts. Delphi combines the purity of hiking binoculars with the navigation of a GPS, the safety benefits of a SPOT transceiver, and the interpretive data of a local guidebook. When looking through Delphi optics, the user sees information overlaid onto the world, calling out landmarks, trails, interpretive data such as plant ID, historical sites and weather information.
The Capture 180 takes a wide angle photo and unwraps the image into a photographic hemisphere, storing the information beyond the traditional frame as meta-data. When viewing photos, position sensors allow the camera's viewfinder to act as a window into a still moment in time. If it's a photo of fireworks, you can point the camera over to the left see the faces of the people sitting next to you- it's like the camera never left the place. The extra meta-data also means that photos can be recomp...
Kinetic sculptor Theo Jansen shared with the world a revolutionary new walking linkage, used in his now famous Strandbeest. Jungle Walkers use the challenging mechanics of the Jansen walking linkage, and make them accessible through a simple assembly and friendly form factor. This environmentally conscious and nonviolent toy comes as a flat puzzle, and assembles without glue or adhesive in about 30 minutes. By turning an internal crank or external winder, each animal walks and moves it’s head ...
Just for fun... The joy of being at an art school is that sometimes you get to build whatever you think would be cool to see. This project took me one long day in the shop, and fulfilled the simple assignment of making a time-based art piece.