Cosmic Author (2018)

Interactive installation using a Kinect V2. Programmed using openFrameworks. 2018.


This work is a meditation on interactive work and meaning making. I wanted to create a system for participants to create stellar constellations based on the outlines of their bodies. I think of the ways humanity has pulled meaning from the stars for millenia. What would it mean for the constellations from which we create meaning and personal or societal narratives were directly derived from the very bodies that formed them? This somewhat narcissistic feedback loop of meaning construction reflects our contemporary relationship with technologies that feed us content and information based on what the system thinks we want.