Inter-action

Harit Lad, William Selviz

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What does it mean?

Meaning one: The image represents human connection and interaction by showing the shells or layers each person possesses. At the core of each person is a space of nothingness which can be interpreted as either a place of peace and quietness or a place void of everything.

Alternate meaning: The three emitting points symbolize synergy. Inspired by Young’s slit test where waves resonate and create a similar pattern. The triangle formed by waves symbolize our social interaction with machines or over the web, while the triangular void in the middle symbolizes our human, face-to-face interaction.

We ultimately encourage the viewer to think of their own meaning or interpret the design by reflecting on their past and current experiences. Not everyone is the same and we all can see people in a different way such as through technology.

How it works: 

The code is very simple and is less than 35 lines. There are two main processes taking place in the code. The first being the “for loop” which draws the three sets of circles. It works by creating an inner circle then increasing the integer value by one and drawing the next. However, to provide sufficient space between each circle, the integer value is multiplied by 20 within the ellipse function. The second process involves creating the triangle. In order to create the illusion that there is negative space between the circles, a triangle is created with no stroke or fill.

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Inspiration:

One major source of inspiration for our design was Young’s double slit experiment. The way the ripples intersect provides a very interesting form. Additionally, the resulting overlap of the circles creates indirect hidden patterns.

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Location:

In terms of location on the body, we decided to choose the wrist as it provides a daily reminder for us to make genuine interactions with people despite what we may think of others or what our developing relationship with technology and social media may be.

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The code for this awesome project can be found here.

References:

https://www.cut-the-knot.org/Curriculum/Geometry/KanizsaTriangle.jpg

http://philschatz.com/physics-book/resources/Figure_28_03_03a.jpg

 

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