Tides of Change
Tides of Change is an interactive installation dedicated to the memory of James R. Herman, a champion for organized labor and social justice.
The installation draws inspiration from the ocean, as a force that is peaceful, yet powerful. Undulating patterns of light animate in response to your presence, and the words of James R. Herman flow upon the surface of the sculpture — continuing to inspire and empower us to make a positive change in the world.
In the Spring of 2014 my art collective, Floating Point, was awarded a $250,000 grant to design and develop a permanent memorial in San Francisco for labor leader and social rights activity James R. Herman. The project opened in March of 2015, and will be on display for 20 years.
Along with my partners Genevieve Hoffman and Gabriella Levine, I oversaw the conceptual development, design, fabrication, computer programming, and installation of an interactive permanent public art installation on the waterfront of San Francisco.
My role included the architecting and developement of the interactive visual system that is displayed on the LED screens using C++ and OpenFrameworks, and 3D camera computer vision system used for sensing and manipulating the particle system, as well as a multimedia touchscreen built using webtools (AngularJS, HTML, Sass) that communicates with a the LED display using websockets.