Sunday we saw the table for the first time with actual hand projections (in the prototype, there was a fixed ‘claw’ for grabbing icons). The projections were rough around the edges and pretty finicky when it came to picking up interface elements, but still very cool.
There’s a lot of remaining work to get the table where we want it before the opening. We’ve identified features that may not be implemented by April 16. Disappointing but I’d rather have all visible elements fully functional before finishing pieces that could be added as enhancements later.
Marek using the table
A very rough version of the interface. Images represent works in the collection, mostly on view, and the figures (the little guys in a row on the left) will walk around the work. Each figure has a different question for a work. Both work and figures are “grabable”. When dropped on one another, they open a feature that is the response to the question.
Lousy picture but you get a sense of an open feature. In the bottom example, the question is “How does Stan Brakhage see the world?” The response includes a video excerpt from a talk with Brakhage at the Walker in 1999. Up top is a feature on how Chuck Close uses photography in his work.
The table wrapped pending more construction in the space