Light Leaks


A scattered array of fifty mirror balls reflect light from three projectors, filling a room completely with small reflections, casting patterns that fill the visitor’s peripheral vision. Creating a curious space that alternates between a meditative state, and an uneasy imbalance. An experiment in combining a found object with computer vision to create a profound and unusual experience.

I’ve always liked mirror balls so Kyle McDonald’s combination of the traditional mirror-ball effect (multiplied fifty times) with three-dimensional computer mapping has an obvious appeal. The pictures here link to a small promo video. I’d love to see this in situ; I also wonder what it might look like in a mirrored room like those created by Yayoi Kusama. There’s more at Wired where McDonald discusses the technical aspects.


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