Barnes BuildingWithout think too much about the brief I explored the building at different times of day to look for inspiration. I will make notes on anything that is "interesting" visually, conceptually or things that just stand out. I will also think about the logistics of projecting, sources of power, darkness and traffic.
One thing that stands out straight away is the use of windows in the building. The response to these change greatly throughout the day. As they change from sources of strong light illuminating rooms to weak light that draws the view closer. There is an attraction towards looking out of windows, observing a different environment while staying safely in yours. Light becomes the only interaction between the two environments. This portal to another environment also controls the view points of the viewer. I think this is an important aspect that needs to be controlled in some way for every projection, whether it is a viewing point or based on the most probable point a person would be.
High traffic areas
The high traffic and low traffic areas are interesting. How would projections in these places differ? How could you control flow through a building using projectors? The idea of circulation space was introduced to me in the mackintosh building and exploring it further would be a nice link between the projects.
Raspberry PiWhen thinking about using processing to run a sketch I had the idea to use a raspberry pi instead of a laptop. This is basically a tiny computer capable of simple processes and video tasks. This would reduce the clutter and weight of everything being carried around, which after 3 weeks of projecting could be very helpful. As well the final piece will be smaller and easier to present cleanly.
To run processing takes a little bit of coding, installing and removing of software. The steps are well documented and with some problem solving should be easy to follow.