VANTAGE CONDENSATE

Display for 360 Video Collections

Vantage Condensate I (iteration 1, MET), 2018

projection on acrylic

multiple asynchronous loops

24 x 36 x 12 in (61 x 91 x 30 cm)

unique work


TYPE

🌓 Mixed reality sculpture


ROLE

🎨 Artist


FOR

Studio work


LOCATION

📍 MIT Media Lab


DATE

📆 Spring 2018


SERVICES

🎓 AR / XR Design Theory

🔮 Conceptual Development

  • 👀 Creative Research
  • ⚗️ Experimental R&D

🖱️ 3D Modeling

📐 Shop Drawings

  • 🔨 Acrylic Fabrication

💻 Systems Design & Spec.

🖥️ Server Assembly & Setup

🖼️ Curation

📂Content Sourcing

🦺 Installation

✨Projection Mapping

🎞️ Video Documentation

📡 Remote Management

💬Talks


TYPE

Exhibition Prototype


SERIES

Scopes

PlatFORM



ABOUT


What does a video collection look like?


For most of us, our collections of treasured video clips are spread across various devices and platforms. Precious and important video clips – whether of loved ones, work, education, or entertainment – are buried in our electronics devices behind app icons and tiny thumbnails that fail to encapsulate the rich content inside each clip.


Are there better ways to display these collections? Could new physical forms of media make the value hidden inside our video collections more accessible?


Vantage Condensate explores these questions as a prototype for displaying collections of 360 degree videos. The prototype fills the representation disconnect between the distorted spherical content of 360 degree videos, and the tradition rectangular preview thumbnail by providing a formal solution – the sphere.


The combination of spherical form and spherically distorted video is wildly effective. A phenomenon similar to the inverted face effect creates the very persistent illusion that moving around the sphere effects the contents of the video, when in reality the visual feedback a viewer experiences when moving around a display sphere is simply a result of seeing different angles of the sphere.


The end result is a widely applicable approach to creating video installations with a spatial presence, well suited for galleries, homes, attractions, corporate spaces, and storefronts.



The original prototype Vantage Condensate I was decommissioned after documentation, however the aesthetic has been used in a number of installations including BRAINWASHER, and HIVE. Commissions based on this work are accepted on a case-by-case basis.



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Vantage Condensate is the third apparatus within the Scopes Series, which also includes Cubic Microscope, and Awescope. The Series explores how innovating upon the standard planar rectangular form of video media can expand and specialize how the content is understood.