Shiftscape allows users to control the scenery seen through a window. User movement through space changes the height and position of waves by breaking up the horizon line.
Shiftscape is a defamiliarizing spatial experience enabling
visual control of the scenery beyond a window. Defamiliarization is a two-step
process of introducing participants to an ostensibly ordinary environment, and
then of disrupting this familiarity as they move through space. Users' spatial
movement affects video imagery of scenery viewable through a window that is
embedded within a wall that appears to be a natural extension of the space. The
critical moment for defamiliarization occurs when participants realize that they
are a part of the scenery; their movement correspondingly affects the horizon line,
which is used as a central compositional device to bring about a sense of
disorientation within the participant.
* on display at the Aronson Galleries as part of the Design + Technology
Annual Thesis Exhibition from May 26 - June 10