Projects: ISO/Mercedes/Fuel Cell
Fuels Cell is the name of an exhibit which uses a 'GestureTech' interface for control, allowing users to interact with a 3D scene by simply pointing. The core idea in this piece os the notion of the 'mega-zoom' - a 'Powers of Ten' type zoom from outer space to atomic space through the engine of a hydrogen-driven Mercedes car.
Users learn about the technology behind Hydrogen engines as they point and hold on objects within the scene. The use of the Victorian device of a 'Pepper's Ghost' glass screen allowed the screen to disappear into the box frame - the glass was also Dayview, switchable opaque and transparent electronically. This coupled with use of computer-controlled lights allowed the hydrogen fuel object itself to appear and disappear.
In situ photos by ISO