Waiting In Line
Developers: Drew Browning, School of Art & Design, University of Illinois at Chicago; Annette Barbier, Northwestern University
Waiting In Line is an interactive computer installation of visually rich, graphical representations of waveforms.
Participants interactively create a series of Lissajous figures, a pattern of lines reminiscent of special effect imagery used in science fiction movies of the 1950’s. The resulting images are displayed on a large scale projection screen.
The horizontal and vertical frequencies of complex, ever-changing waveforms are controlled by participants brandishing two contrasting colored placards, which in varying amounts, yield the resulting forms.
Designed for a museum setting, Waiting In Line aims to engage museum goers in the installation while “waiting” to enter a main exhibition space.
Date: May 1, 2003 - September 1, 2003