Dazzling display


UC students and faculty create giant musical playground for LUMENOCITY

by Melanie Schefft
Video by UC Creative Services

August 10, 2016

University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning students and faculty transformed downtown's P&G Pavilion into a giant 'checkerboard' musical playground for the city's prestigious LUMENOCITY.

According to project leader Matt Wizinsky, DAAP assistant professor, the project, titled "Instrument 112," was based on 3-D tracking cameras and high-powered projectors able to react to visitors' actions and movements.

These visitors to the space were able to activate visual cues and musical notes by stepping, dancing or jumping on pavement stones -- "playing" the space both in the sense of  controlling sound and in just having fun.

In addition, geometric shapes followed visitors around as they moved through the plaza.

Read more on the project.