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Featured Work From The Gallery: Week 6

You may have noticed our new online Gallery. It’s a place where creative professionals can showcase their portfolio of work, gain exposure, build their network, find collaborators, and become eligible for funding opportunities like The Studio. It’s also a place where fans of cutting edge creative work can discover new artists and inspiring projects. Each week we’ll be selecting a few of our favorites and bringing you the best of what The Creators Project community has to offer. To have your work featured, submit your tech-powered projects to the Gallery.

Obscura: Polygon Cloud

Copenhagen’s Obscura work with experimental video projections and installations to facilitate innovative audience experiences for festivals and other events. Polygon Cloud is made up from 36 equilateral triangles, constructed from wood and fabric. We think this make-shift projection mapping surface is both architecturally engaging and ideal for live concert visual playback.

Chris Coleman: W3FI

Denver-based Chris Coleman is proposing a rethinking of our digital selves and how our online and offline interactions interact and impact one another. Calling this socially responsible movement W3FI, the installation takes from the Buddhist philosophy of the individual’s path to enlightenment, reevaluating the internet’s role as one of detachment to one actively enabling interpersonal connection—essentially viewing the internet as a legitimate manifestation of Carl Jung’s theory of the collective unconscious. According to Coleman, “W3FI will exist in real and digital spaces, educating and linking people; online it will be represented by websites, pages and identities in the various social networking realms. Offline we will have a traveling exhibition, where engaged learning allows for introspection about the participant’s personal and global roles.”

Marco Heleno: Interactive Nose Installation

Don’t sniff this one off (sorry we couldn’t help ourselves) as just an enlarged paper-mache facial feature. This interactive nose installation invites all passers by “to make a journey through the complex labyrinth of their memory through the relation and subversion of the senses.” Utilizing software and hardware including Processing, an Arduino, a MacBook Pro, and of course a nice silver spray paint, the installation simultaneously releases scent and sound through its gigantic nostrils. The dual stimulation will transport one back to places and times that were otherwise erased from memory. We could see Creator db-db hanging this on the wall of his furniture design studio, for reasons you can discover here.

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