Realtime Interactive Media Wall
Palo Alto City Hall
2017 Public Art Year in Review
Best Public Art of 2016
2016 CODA Awards
Merit Award Winner
LCD Video Wall, Touchscreen Display, Camera, Online Environment
Realtime Data / social media / mobile devices
rss news feeds : local/ global
photo uploads/ solicit response globally
CONVERSATION is an interactive media arts representation of democracy unfolding in realtime just inside the doors of Palo Alto City Hall. It depends on public participation. Without that, it doesn’t exist.
Local, National and Global feeds provide the catalyst for an ongoing community discussion. From a touchscreen display within the lobby, one can post comments and upload images while at City Hall. An app for mobile devices allows participation from anywhere.
CONVERSATION imagines an environment where individual thoughts are given form and the means to respond and evolve within a stream of live content from the internet. Assigned behaviors allow the parts to morph and merge, creating an ongoing dance fueled by public participation and expression within a responsive virtual environment. It is always in flux, as news and posts appear and change throughout the day. Each is held for a time then slowly recedes as another takes its place.