I spent much of 2014 fascinated by the idea of quantum computers and quantum mechanics. The Unknowability of the Quantum is an interactive installation that explores the concepts of qubits, the black box, and computing as a physical experience. With focus on a human-relatable scale and boxes designed to conceal and project information, this installation aims to both mystify and engage its audience in the processes of the black box. Highlighting the inherently chaotic and mysterious quality of quantum matter, coupled with our desire to see and know even the unknowable, the piece seeks to deliver a contrasting experience between the interior and the exterior. Wired with infrared LEDs and infrared sensors and constructed with 88 hand folded boxes, the interaction of the viewer in the interior space triggers seemingly random and odd activity to the viewer in the exterior space.
Made with openFrameworks, Arduino, Madmapper, paper, wood. 6 ft x 6ft x 6ft