Wave Dilfert by The Principals
Wave (moves in wave-form oscillations) + Dilfert (geek-like intelligence, absorbs information like a sponge)
Wave Dilfert was a temporary, robotic-interactive installation commissioned by The Feast, a worldwide conference on innovation, and was installed in the Essex Street Market open to the public October 5 and 6, 2012. Wave Dilfert was a new kind of space that read changes in light and shadow that occurredwithin it, cataloged and calculated them, then pulsed, contracted and expanded in reaction. The installation was inspired by the works of Ushahidi; a non-profit, crowd-sourcing disaster relief, tech innovator. Much how Ushahidi de-mystifies the complexities of war-torn or disaster ridden locales, The Principals -- Chris Williams; Charles Constantine; Drew Seskunas and with the help of their intern Ryan Griffin -- developed a system that could de-mystify the complexities of space through sourcing the information of its users and making it accessible through interaction. As visitors walk through and interact within Wave Dilfert, embedded photocells read the changes in light as they cast shadows from RGBW LED panels and will expand and contract its architectural form in response. Wave Dilfert was lit using two rows of 6 RGBW LED light panels placed along the ground on either side of the barrel vaulted architectural space, similar to lighting found in stage and film.