Kimchi & Chips

Journey: Seoul

A “Journey: Seoul” continues in the Journey series, looking into ways that people can build up their personal journey box using their own memories. Visitors can build up a scene by positioning interactive slides within a box, each of which represents an element of Seoul. We are interested in ways that people can store their memories inside of a box, and how they animate and add details to those objects. We are non-specific in our representation of scenes, so that the user has space to add their own imagination to the box. The user can build up a scene that represents their private journey by selecting and arranging slides in the box. Each slide has a unique identity that is communicated to the box by a set of teeth on the bottom of the slide. The box can then respond by painting light and animation onto the slides using a projector overhead. The next stage in development is to enable people to draw their own slides. In this way, they can represent memories that are specific to themselves. They will also be able to add ambient sounds that they associate with that place. We premiered A “Journey: Seoul” at Bains Numériques #5, which is an annual digital arts festival coordinated by the Centre des Arts d’Enghien-les-Bains, north of Paris. A “Journey: Seoul” employs our ND PolyFit projection mapping routine which we have made available open source.

Kimchi & Chips is a digital media art and design studio based in Seoul. We conceive and produce environments, installations and products with an aim to enable beautiful experiences for people living today. Our artistic inquiry focuses on storytelling and the sharing of memories. We create memorable and social experiences through interactions between humans and the artworks we create. Works exhibited at: Seoul (Design Korea 2010), Paris (Bains Numériques), Yokohama (SIGGRAPH Asia), Manchester (FutureEverything), Aarhus (Next #5), Munich, Milan, London and others.