THE DISMISSAL PROJECT
Creative Coding Summer Immersive Showcase Exhibition at Gray Area
The Dismissal Project uses a Leap Motion sensor, creative coding, and video taken of my friends, family, and strangers, to create a conversation how we choose to make space and time for one another. I borrowed the notion of "swiping" from Tinder, taking it further and making the interactions larger-than-life.
Participants would swipe with their entire hand over the Leap Motion, making choices about the moving images of people on the screen - they were waiting patiently to be either accepted or rejected (Swipe Right to accept, Swipe Left to reject). The decision to swipe had consequences. The people you swiped would react to your decision with real emotion (disappointment, frustration, sadness, happiness, joy, pride etc). Not surprisingly, in the end, the instant gratification of receiving a new face was often more satisfying than watching the change in expression; than seeing each story unfold.