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Yeonju Shim Design
   
 
 

MAY25 - JUNE10, 2005
GALLERY AT 2WEST 13TH STREET
PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN, NEW YORK

 

 

 

 

ABOUT R*EMOTE MIRROR

As global migrations have increased, so, too has the population of individuals living in urban areas who are far removed from family and friends. the big change of recent years in urban areas has been in the home environment. R*Emote mirror is a pair of networked interactive lighting installations that creates communication between isolated people in urban cities and their loved ones who are far away.

In this work I seek to create feelings of togetherness and physically connected interaction between distances and spaces through internet networking, for instance, between new york and seoul. my project is on telepresence using a networking system; R*Emote Mirror allows each person to interact through the expression of his or her movement.

To enhance the communication and interaction between loved ones, people can use R*Emote Mirror to develop their own emotional language. Basically, R*Emote Mirror has two functions: one is a mirror, and the other is interactive color lighting. each R*Emote Mirror will have an initialized color representing the user, and trigger the movement of the person with different colors. When two persons stand at the same position in front of their installations, R*Emote mirror makes them see color changing and blending of their individual colors.

USER SCENARIO

When installed in each home, the installation appears as a mirror. for example, if you are living in seoul(User A) and are close to this mirror, you can see your own shape on the panel in red light. at the same time, your friend living in new york(User B) can see your red color on his panel at home. if user b is close to his panel, he can see his own body shape as blue light. if both users are in front of each mirror, the overlapping of color will hopefully evoke feeling of togetherness. for instance, if red overlaps with blue, it makes purple.

 

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