A marriage of Sun and Moon

Naoko Tosa

A marriage of Sun and Moon ,
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The idea of a marriage between Sun and Moon appears repeatedly in the myth and old philosophy of various nations all over the world. It symbolizes the state where human becomes high level being by achieving the integration of consciousness and sub-consciousness. The light of corona with silver and calm cold light, that is usually hidden by the brightness of sun, is a visualization of the power of intuitive consciousness that is hidden behind the logical behavior of our mind.

Naoko Tosa created a work that expresses the above idea using beautiful and ambiguous images created through musical interaction and reflected on a novel screen made of sand - the first such system in the world! The image on the screen varies depending on the temperature of the participant, thus it has the effect of biofeedback. This system can be called a future image creation system which has a capability of interacting with the inner human life and sensing human emotions.

How to Interact?
1) The blue LED on the orgol object means stuff notation. The participant can compose a melody freely by arranging magnet with red LED that mean.
2) When the participant make a gesure of moving a gyroscope sensor forward in front of a big disk, it starts rotating and he/she can enjoy virtual scratch. At the same time, the thirmography measures the temperature of the participant and. analyze his/her mental state; relaxed, in a great excitement, in a small excitement, or anxious.
3) When the disk rotates 180 degree,then the sand screen appears in the middle of the disk and various types of images generated based on the above measurement are reflected on the screen. This means that the image on the sand screen is the result of bio feedback.

(Naoko Tosa)
  • aesthetics
    • acoustic
    • interactive
  • subjects
    • Art and Science
      • philosophy
  • technology
    • displays
      • electronic displays
      • non-electronic displays
    • interfaces
      • body sensors
      • interactive media
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