Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Intersection of Art and Technology

I learned something interesting this weekend.

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is a Mexican born artist based in Montreal, Quebec. He specialises in "interactive installations", which invite spectators to interact (hence the name) with the exhibits and with each other, effectively making them part of the show. The results can be visually stunning and thought provoking. His site includes images and videos from dozens of projects. So far, my favourite is probably Nave Solar.

That's pretty cool by any standard, but what really caught my attention was the hardware. Or, more specifically, the software used to control that hardware. A lot of which was written in-house using Delphi. This has to be one of the most unique and interesting uses that I've seen, and it warms my heart a little that it's happening in Canada.

And they're hiring.


Jim McKeeth said...

That is really cool! I always like the technology behind art. The fact it is Delphi is even cooler.

Warren said...

Yeah, we should get a video of these guys up online somewhere.