Interactive Flip-Disc Display — Traverse
Interactive Flip-Disc Art — Traverse


Flip-discs, software, camera, computer
16.8 x 7 ft
Executed in 2021

Traverse is an interactive mechanical artwork that explores human movements in an average New York City day. The piece visualizes those walking through the lobby of 1 Penn Plaza in New York—their movements creating ripples across the piece in a style of a sea creature breaking the surface of the water.

The graphic coloring the piece's over 47,000 mechanical pixels was created by running hand sketches through an Artificial Intelligence model.

When one walks up to the piece, they too are able to disrupt the surface as their image is mirrored back, acting as though they are moving through the liquid-like surface.