2006 Rockefeller New Media Foundation Proposal
I propose a collection of conceptually-oriented interactive installations, called the Eye Contact Systems, which explore the potential of gaze as a primary new mode of human-machine communication. The project addresses the questions: What if artworks could know how we were looking at them? And, given this knowledge, what if they could look back at us? My proposed artworks investigate the aesthetics of interactive systems endowed with new perceptive capacities - the ability to know where we are looking - and new expressive means, through mechanical eyes that can return and address our gaze.
gesture; body; gaze; installation; communication; immersive; information visualization; robotics; sound