ARTECHOUSE

We had a work outing in February to this DC art gallery called ARTECHOUSE. They were running a really interesting light/sound exhibit called Everything in Existence. It used real-time software generated visuals, including one that gauged the mood of every tweet and made a real-time map of it.

The main room has a mirror-polished floor that you had to wear booties to protect. It was playing sounds and flashing light patterns. And they had bean bag chairs so you could also sit and take it all in.

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Me!

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Then there was these things, which were almost like those pin boards where you can make impressions on them with your hand or face. Except they were digital and infrared.

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This was the real-time tweet mood data.

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They also had a bar and with an app, you could get VR menus to pop up and also VRs from your drinks!

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The drink had a QR code or equivalent on a stick in the drink.

The view from the bar:

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If you’re curious what the lights looked like moving, Flickr is not super video friendly, so I can’t really embed (unless they have since fixed this issue?). But here are links:

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Afterwards, we walked to the Wharf (in the rain) and had dinner at Canopy. The gnocchi was pretty good.

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