Galerie Tactile Interactif

Canvas · Bare Conductive Touch Boards · Copper Tape

Processing · Arduino · Photoshop · After Effects

     This project is an interactive museum gallery, that includes pieces of masters combined with animations and sounds. We used two Touch Boards, copper tape, blank canvas and Processing to display the animations and trigger the sounds. The Arduino language was used to program the boards for the touch interactions of the user. The images are projected with an ultra short throw video projector mounted on the ceiling relatively out of sight. Galerie Tactile Interactif was displayed at Entelechy 2015, and is now a permanent installation in the Montgomery Hall academic building at Savannah College of Art and Design and is used for SCAD Days Tours for incoming students and potential students.

     Production time was over the course of ten weeks, where my team went through the entire design process, from ideation to implementation. Multiple small scales tests were also performed to test the conductivity of different materials, as well as the limitation of wall mounting those materials. After many weeks of troubleshooting, we were able to solve every problem that arose, as well as developed additional methods for installing the interactive museum in different locations.

     Galerie Tactile Interactif is currently on display at the Jepson Center in Savannah, Georgia. The exhibit was unveiled at PULSE Art + Technology Festival, and is slated to be available for visitors until January 2017.

Documentation and journal of the entire experience can be viewed here.