“Air Hugs: A Large-Scale Interactive Installation” by Dickey

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    Air Hugs: A Large-Scale Interactive Installation

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    This paper outlines the description for the Air Hugs project, which is a large-scale interactive installation that transforms the space around the passerby using actuated inflatables and computer vision. The author provides a historical overview of inflatables and specifically examines their use as a driver for innovative shifts in the discipline of architecture. The hug, throughout the paper, is appropriated as a discursive tool for framing the theoretical context and for describing novel ways of generating contemporary forms of experience through architectural performance. The Air Hugs project is a large-scale interactive installation that transforms the space around the passerby using actuated inflatables and computer vision. The title of the installation draws from the hug as a discursive tool for describing variable space which is modified by the circulation of the public.

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