Contemplace is a spatial personality that redesigns itself dynamically according to its conversations with its visitors. Sometimes welcoming, sometimes shy, and sometimes hostile, Contemplace's mood is apparent through a display of projected graphics, spatial sound, and physical motion. Contemplace is an environment in which inhabitation becomes a two-way dialogue.
Contemplace is an exploration of possible interactions between people and the spaces they inhabit. Typically, built spaces are passive shells that rely on their inhabitants to provide them with character. What would our spaces be like if they could receive their visitors like a human host?
Contemplace began as my master's thesis at ITP-NYU. Later iterations were shown at Eyebeam and NIME 2005.