build a room

3D drawing in physical space
exhibit designer, developer – jun 2010
At the core of the Exploratorium's "Geometry Playground" exhibition is the concept of spatial reasoning: the ability to create a mental model of a space, and to navigate and manipulate it. Build A Room allows visitors to create three-dimensional spaces out of thin air with a "light brush", custom software, and a room-sized canvas.
  • Visitors working together

    Visitors often work together to design and build their room.

  • Spinning shapes

    The first iteration focused on rotational geometry, created by spinning objects.

  • Light painting

    While spinning objects made interesting shapes, visitors just wanted to paint with light.

  • Jedi fun

    Early tests involved light sabers and long-exposure photography.