Firewall may look like an actual wall of fire from afar, but it’s a new interactive installation by New York media artist Aaron Sherwood that was created in collaboration with Michael Allison. Simply put, different ‘modes’ of light are projected onto a spandex-based surface, which kinetically reacts to touch. Continue reading for a video and more information.

It was created using Processing, Max/MSP, Arduino, along with a Xbox Kinect to create the experience that will be used in an upcoming performance art piece involving dancer Kiori Kawai. This performer will interact with “Firewall” live on stage.

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