Factory and Fantasy
An installation where reality and imagination blends In 2009 wowlab participated in the OCCUR2009 event organized by Sendai Creative Cluster Consortium. We worked in collaboration with designers, artists and scientists in our region producing an installation work entitled “Factory and Fantasy”. Our greatest challenge with this work was how the objet produced by Shinsuke Hamada could affect wowlabs motion graphics and how they could continuously affect the interactive aspects of the installation. When observing the complete work it must seem as if the physical elements and digital elements unify in creating a single system. Another large element effecting the work was our continuing discussion with Takuro Kayahara, a specialist of cognitive science. How we could create visual representations from a scientific standpoint combined with our other challenges became very important to us. We made our discussions public through the wowlab website in conjunction with the lead-up publicity for the installation.