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


๐ŸŒ“ Mixed reality sculpture


๐ŸŽจ Artist


Studio work


๐Ÿ“ MIT Media Lab


๐Ÿ“† Spring 2018


๐ŸŽ“ AR / XR Design Theory

๐Ÿ”ฎ Conceptual Development

  • ๐Ÿ‘€ Creative Research
  • โš—๏ธ Experimental R&D

๐Ÿ–ฑ๏ธ 3D Modeling

๐Ÿ“ Shop Drawings

  • ๐Ÿ”จ Acrylic Fabrication

๐Ÿ’ป Systems Design & Spec.

๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Server Assembly & Setup

๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Curation

๐Ÿ“‚Content Sourcing

๐Ÿฆบ Installation

โœจProjection Mapping

๐ŸŽž๏ธ Video Documentation

๐Ÿ“ก Remote Management



Exhibition Prototype





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 โ€“ whether of loved ones, work, education, or entertainment โ€“ are buried in our electronics devices behind grids of app icons and grids of 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 apparent?

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 โ€“ 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.