Interactive Installation for SB Museum


I created an interactive touchscreen application for the Santa Barbara Museum of Art that enabled museum patrons to construct their own camera-less images (photograms) in the style of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, then upload the results to social media. There were nearly a thousand finished submissions, which can be viewed in this Flickr album. Here are a few of the results:


It was very interesting trying to strike a balance between a simple and intuitive interface, while allowing enough depth for more subtle artistic expression (i.e. “low-floor, high-ceiling”). Based on how I observed people using it, it seems to have been relatively effective in this regard. Some users would create a photogram from start to finish in only 20 seconds, while other users would refine the placement of their objects for 15 minutes or more.



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