Artist Uses Google Glass to Create Interactive Installation

  • December 17, 2013 22:28

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David Daturna's Viewpoint of Billions
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A first of its kind in the world, David Daturna's Viewpoint of Billions is a new kind of artwork that takes interactive art to the next level through Google Glass.

Daturna's work, a 12-foot American flag that automatically connects with viewers while they are wearing Google Glass, allows for a self-directed experience with the art and for the piece to look back, even record, the viewer through four interactive cameras.

Optical lenses cover a trove of photographs, newspaper clippings and video clips of seminal cultural and political moments in American history, from images of inventors to entertainers, classic film and more. Viewers wearing the Glass who stand in front of the piece have up to three minutes to create their own experience with the piece. They can choose to answer questions proposed by Glass and have their answers posted to the artist's website, datuna.com.

Google Glass has not been released to the public. Through the Google Glass Explorers Program, Daturna was able to develop his artwork using the new technology along with Google Glass "pioneers" BrickSimple, mobile and Web app developers based in Pennsylvania.

“The images reflect the positive and the negative, depending on your perspective, allowing the viewer to form their own opinions,” Datuna told WWD. “They tell a story that reflects on the past and touches on some of the achievements and controversies in the present."

Datuna expects to make ten flags globally that will communicate with eachother. The next one is to be a French flag that will debut in Paris next March.

“I am not a technology artist,” he says. “For me, Glass is a great tool that acts as an extension, allowing me to better communicate my narrative and to connect with the viewer in thoughtful ways...".

 


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