Traversal is a collaborative work that explores the digital and physical space. Bryan Leister has written code in response to the sculptural forms created by Becky Heavner. The projection interacts with the form, avoiding it or moving onto it through the programmed behavior of agents in the projected image. Each frog represents an individual agent, that can think about where they want to go and react to changes in it’s individual situation. Visitors can disrupt the amphibians by gesturing with the lights, creating new behaviors and resulting in new patterns of behavior.
An Online Web Player version of Traversal, allows for mouse interaction that demonstrates how the frogs react to a single presence.
Bryan Leister and Becky Heavner, Media: paper, video projection, mac, 2 channel sound, Sculpture Dimensions: 40″ X 56″ X 16″, 2014