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January 26, 2007

Mega Plotter


Collective Painting

Mega Plotter is an interactive installation by Mads Wahlberg. The installation consists of a 5×7 metre large canvas. An X-Y-moveable system with industrial paint spray guns with the colours red, green, blue and yellow were mounted in front of the canvas. The X-Y-movable system was computer and mobile phone-controlled. By dialing a particular phone number, visitors at the Danish musical festival, Skanderborg Festival, were able to control the plotter with the keyboard of their mobile phones.

By pressing the star, zero or pound keys, users could choose between the different colours of paint. By pressing the 2, 4, 6, and 8 keys they were able to control the movement of the plotter horizontally and vertically, and by pressing the 1, 3, 7, and 9 keys they were able to control the movement diagonally, creating imaginative drawings. The installation has been set up two times at the Skanderborg Festival, in 2005. [via Digital Experience] [blogged by emily on textually.org]

Posted by jo at January 26, 2007 08:08 AM