You may have heard that people spend too much time on screens. Magic Carpet questions this truism by transforming a screen into a 3-dimensional interactive room where each pixel connects participants to their physical environment and to one another. Each “pixel” (or voxel) in this giant paraboloid steel grid can pivot around its center, slowly rotating in the wind, revealing either the sky above or a shaded square. At human height, pixels can be rotated manually to create enclosure and porosity, to spell out words, or to create low-resolution images. The steel structure will be powder coated white to offset the multicolored pixels. Walking around the sculpture will yield playful optics, moire patterns and Albers-like color combinations. To create a more dynamic experience, Magic Carpet combines this kinetic physical installation with programmable overlays – Augmented Reality in the day and mesmerizing light patterns at night.
The Anchor Artwork is a nimble architecture of experience and light. Against the grand staging of the new Charleston East building—an architecture of lightness in its own right—this pavilion performs as a complementary structure: one developed from the computational protocols and spirit of play that guide the work that happens on the premises. This system of many parts in ultra-thin aluminium will perform as an icon and a point of engagement for both Google employees and the Mountain View public. At this prominent intersection where Google campus meets public space, our expressive pavilion establishes an inspiring outdoor room that will draw curiosity and host interactions of many possible kinds— day and night.
s i n g u l a r i t y³ is a gathering space of futuristic aspiration and interactive light. The dynamic geometry of this soaring space is a conceptual re-envisioning of “singularity” as the simultaneous evolution of three realms: Technology, Humanity and the Earth.
Held aloft by organic waves of steel, three levels of illuminated interlocking circles—an ancient symbol of creation — converge in space above. Inside, stone seats form stepped plateaus, encircling a 35’ tall, etched glass Obelisk. Like a modern-day “Axis Mundi”, the Obelisk’s path through the sculpture’s circular core, draws our eyes through an array of modern hieroglyphic symbols, where patterns of Technology, Humanity and the Earth unite around a single harmonious ideal: s i n g u l a r i t y³.
At night: through human interaction and cooperation, the integrated LED lights of this oasis respond to us, and create a poetic and enveloping light-play throughout the entire sculptural space, reminding us of the beauty of human collaborative vision.