Erica Esserman

Rhythmia (2023)

Interactive Installation
Director & Interaction Designer
Arduino, Python
Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH Ludwigsburg, Germany

In this interactive installation, participants are invited to hold one of the glowing stones in their hands. The stone senses their heartbeat while visually displaying it to the other participants.  These devices will also allow the participants to feel each other’s heartbeats. As the participant gets closer to objects, the heartbeats get stronger. The heartbeats will begin to overlap in moments of synchronization–pairing participants into groups. As the experience continues, more users will pair together forming larger synchronized groups, until ultimately the entire room experiences one single heartbeat together.

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