Particle Mind

April 2013 – A project by Philipp Schmitt, Louis Fischediek, Jonas Vaas and me.

Particle Mind is a playful visualization of organs inside your head. It's based on a 3D holographic display that blends in physical objects with digital content. The holo-box makes use of the Pepper's ghost illusion technique. Thanks to a mirror-technique inside the box, certain organs appear inside of a glass head.

In the top of the box, there's a 40 inch screen. The visuals are calculated by a Processing sketch using the physics engine Box2D. A Xbox Kinect Sensor enables gestural interaction with the installation.

Users can select which structure they want to display inside of the head by moving their arm. Over a certain hotspots, the particles of the installation move around and together form the selected structure.