September 26th, 2010 - DM002 – Warping surface

Deep Media Protoype 02 is the evolution of DM001. It uses a similar setting: two people, measurements on each side, actuators on each side. It still measures galvanic skin response but instead of one measurement it takes 10. And regarding the expression of the values, DM002 introduces a warping surface.

At the moment we are using three servos to push and pull a series of plastic straps. This allows the body to express its conductivity fluctuations in a topological manner. Ideally we would like to build a warping surface that moves according to a much more complex matrix of motors. Body’s capacity to conduct electricity would be turned into an ever changing and very complex 3d surface.