Jamian Juliano-Villani – Chef Mike

Chef Mike borrows its composition from Norman Rockwell’s 1942 painting of a Thanksgiving feast, Freedom from Want. In Rockwell’s original, a large turkey is being presented by a proud matriarch to a crowded table of eager guests across several generations. In Juliano-Villani’s Chef Mike, the idyllic meal is interrupted by a microwave which has been [...]

Jamian Juliano-Villani – 1-800-SPANKME

Images courtesy the artist and JTT Gallery   Jamian Juliano-Villani's 1-800-SPANKME consists of a fully functional X-Acto electric pencil sharpener. The piece was modified so that as soon as someone starts sharpening a pencil the machine will also play the introductory audio of the call line of the piece's name. See video for an earlier [...]

Snarkitecture – Sway

Commissioned for the gallery at Intersect by Lexus, designed and produced by Snarkitecture, Sway is a participatory installation made from 150 white spheres mounted to gently swaying poles that are arranged in two precise fields. Surrounded by mirrors, the ground and ceiling planes are reflected to form an infinite parabolic enclosure. In direct response to [...]

Shire – EyeLove

Brooklyn Research worked with Shire and Edelman to create a public interactive installation that would allow users to take a picture of their pupil and exhibit it’s properties to a larger animated display. Brooklyn Research modified an existing headset, optics system, and camera to be able to take focused pictures of a users’ eye with [...]

Instragram – Light Forest

Brooklyn Research collaborated with Hush in the Light Forest installation at the Instagram lobby in San Francisco. The space engages guests in both exploration and content creation. We celebrate content on Instagram’s platform as three-dimensional audio-visual experiences that also become a photogenic environment – an infinite loop.  Brooklyn Research worked on the interaction portion of [...]

Toni Dove – The Dress That Eats Souls

Brooklyn Research worked with artist Toni Dove to create an interactive robotic torso and skirt that responds to a user's movements.  This robotic mechanism was part of the piece "The Dress That Eats Souls", that Toni Dove created. Taking input from a Kinect depth camera, the piece tracks a user's head and body movement.  Those [...]

Ivana Bašić – Through the Hum of Black Velvet Sleep

Brooklyn Research worked with artist Ivana Bašić on two of her pieces, A thousand years ago ten seconds of breath were 40 grams of dust #1 and #2, for her show Through the Hum of Black Velvet Sleep. Both sculptures were nearly identical. Based on the designs of the artist, Brooklyn Research designed the electrical [...]

Same Time Next Year – Jamian Juliano-Villani

Brooklyn Research worked with artist Jamian Juliano-Villani to modify a 1955 J-L Seeburg jukebox to play custom audio prepared for her piece Same Time Next Year (Part One). The custom audio would only play when a user selected one of five selections on the selector panel. If a user made a selection but it wasn't [...]

Meridian (Gold) – Mika Tajima

Brooklyn Research designed and programmed the lights for Mika Tajima's temporary outdoor sculpture for Sculpture Center. The color of the lights change throughout the day to reflect the rate of change of gold valuation via a real time data feed. The lights are set against the backdrop of Midtown Manhattan and are accompanied by a [...]

Sound Tree – Floating Hospital for Children

https://player.vimeo.com/video/167827924 Brooklyn Research collaborated with Urban Matter in developing an interactive sound and light tree for the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. The Sound Tree has nine branches/fins installed that are lined with diffused LED lighting and animated through an color sequence when not activated. Once a user enters the [...]