The objective of this assignment was to create a video sculpture with a RGB LCD screen keeping the
installation as artistic as possible and avoid making a functional tool (at all cost). So as my concept, I used digital media to recreate the experience of receiving a hidden message, similiar to traditional origami fortune tellers.
The LCD monitor displayed (around) six words of encouragement and would be unique to each interaction.
To add another dimension to the sculpture, LEDs were utilized in a pulsating manner to help entice the audience into interacting with the installation. Our final sculpture is essentially a paper lantern highlighted with illumination and interactivity.
It took about a hundred paper fortune tellers, four centimeters in size, to fill the whole paper lantern.
The origami were all attached to the paper lantern with a hot glue gun.
We managed to hide the Arduino board & wiring inside the lamp, we used
tape and a small alluminum container to keep everything in place.