(c) 99, Christa SOMMERER & Laurent MIGNONNEAU
developed at IAMAS International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences,
HAZE Express is an interactive computer installation that performs the
recombination, development and evolution of seemingly random images in
a way that is reminiscent of how we see images through the window of a
Interaction/Genetic Selection :
Sitting in one of the HAZE Express ‘s comfortable chairs the viewer can look out of the window and move his hand on the window surface. When he slides his hand from the left to the right, the images will slide in the same direction, uncovering continuos landscapes, composed of organic and abstract image scenes. The location of where the viewer touches the window as well as the frequency and speed of his hand’s movement will influence what kind of image elements will be created. Genetic selection is used to always provide new image elements that are selected upon by the viewer’s interaction. The faster the hand will slide horizontally on the window surface, the faster the landscape will scroll in the same direction. Images can also be simply stopped by ceasing the hands movement while remaining with the hand on the window surface.