a real-time interactive environment

(c) 1993, Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau 


Anthroposcope is an interactive installation involving a microscope, a real plant and a fingertip pulse sensor. The heart bit sensor being clipped onto the visitor's fingertip, he or she can explore through the viewfinder of the microscope three dimensional abstract virtual organisms, all being produced through an algorithm. According to parameters coming both from the plant biological pulses being sampled continuously and the heart pulse measurements of the visitor, the algorithm will generate new types of virtual organisms that the visitor can manipulate and explore by moving the microscope knobs of the specimen plate, one knob for left-right panning, one for forward and backward movements and one for zooming into the inner structure of the captured organism.

"Anthroposcope" (c) 93, Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau