Interaction With Nature Through Performance Utilizing Pico-projection in a Forest and Kaumana Cave on the Big Island of Hawaii

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  • Nature, Human, Machine

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  • Interaction With Nature Through Performance Utilizing Pico-projection in a Forest and Kaumana Cave on the Big Island of Hawaii

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  • This paper seeks to further a dialogue regarding human use and perception of digital technology in the natural environment through the use of miniature digital mobile projection. We question whether the human experience of sensorial awareness of “nature” can be perceived and possibly changed through the experience of using digital mobile projection technology in outdoor settings.  Initial research studied the use digital Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) pico projection technology in the production of two live technology-mediated experiments in a coastal forest setting and the Kaumana Cave on the Big Island of Hawaii.

    We argue that pico projection studied in atypical ways may provide further understanding of the human relationship to digital technology.   We report on the audience experience, as well as the issues and challenges faced by artist-users.  We further posit that this research may be of importance in the study of locative mobile projection because it assists in understanding the human relationship to digital technology, which consequently inform their design.

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