Sergio Mora-Diaz

Aquarium

 

Aquarium is an interactive installation that emulates a small aquatic ecosystem inside of a water tank. It hosts various species of digital creatures with different genders and behaviors, designed using physical and genetic algorithms that allows them to swim, chase, eat and reproduce in order to stay alive.

The digital creatures are projected onto the surface of the water, allowing people to interact with the ecosystem by influencing and altering its behavior.

 

Aquarium es una instalación interactiva que emula un pequeño ecosistema acuático dentro de un tanque de agua. Alberga varias especies de criaturas digitales de diferentes géneros y comportamientos, diseñadas con algoritmos físicos y genéticos que les permite nadar, perseguir, comer y reproducirse para mantenerse vivo.

Las criaturas digitales se proyectan sobre la superficie del agua, permitiendo a las personas interactuar con el ecosistema influyendo y alterando su comportamiento.

 

 

Credits

A project designed and produced by Sergio Mora-Díaz and Chang Liu

 

Tools used

Programming: Processing
Motion Tracking: Arduino, Sony PS3 Eye Camera
Fabrication: CNC Routing Machine, Laser cutter, plywood, plexiglass

 

Exhibitions

September 26-27, 2015
World Maker Faire
Queens, New York

 
Selected Press
2015 – Project Profile at New York Maker Faire