Waiting In Line

Developers: Drew Browning, School of Art & Design, University of Illinois at Chicago; Annette Barbier, Northwestern University

URL: http://www.evl.uic.edu/drew/waiting

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.

Email: drew@uic.edu

Date: May 1, 2003 - September 1, 2003
D. Browning / EVL

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