“Dinner Party” by Nam

  • ©Hye Yeon Nam



    Dinner Party



    Among our everyday habits, having a meal is a banal routine. However, with tabletop technology and computer vision, a diner encounters a magical moment where imaginary creatures appear during the meal. Meaningless everyday gestures become meaningful when a participant touches the point of entry into a new world. Dinner Party (displayed in the SIGGRAPH 2010 Art Gallery: TouchPoint: Haptic Exchange Between Digits) provides an environment where people meet and interact with Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky (1872), which describes creatures hiding in the shadows. The table becomes the interactive platform between the participant and the imaginary creatures that live in the shadows of the table setting.

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