Projects: PLANT/National Waterfront Museum/Networks
Networks is by far the most complex piece created for the museum.
It uses proprietary network communication technologies (partly-developed by Adrian Ward at Signwave) to share a projected high-resolution animated video sequence outining the history and technology behind the transport networks in Wales. The installation has 3 touchscreen/trackball units which allow investigation and exploration of the full map as the story unfolds and key places are 'unlocked'. Visitors use matching-coloured trackballs to control coloured gobo lights overhead. As the light moves over the map, their touchscreen display acts as a 'magnifier' showing a close-up view of the chosen area of interest. Touching a hotspot on screen reveals a pocket of video information.
The main animation was created by Clyde Lawson at ISO.