A Flourish of Tiny Regrets

A Flourish of Tiny Regrets is an intimate interactive installation, pulling together a range of technologies to build an immersive experience.

A container of water becomes a touch-sensitive surface that displays a generative system; the technologies/environments involved include OpenFrameworks, OpenCL, Rafler’s smooth gliders algorithm, IRCAM’s CatArt concatenative synthesis system, and a Leap motion sensor. 

The viewer sees a small circular body of water or other fluid, with leaves floating on the surface. When the viewer touches/draws on the fluid surface, small organic forms appear in the fluid and go through a series of complex and unpredictable transformations; a series of chirps and warbles appear to be voiced by the submerged creatures.

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Bill Hsu