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The interior of the Stata Center is much more conventional than the exterior of Gehry’s building.
That of course makes sense because inside the functionality is the most important and that should not be obstructed by the artistic of the design.
A number of public functions were brought together on the ground floor. A Lobby, an information desk, a Mensa, information material and also a number of art objects.

Today's presentation shows an installation FLOW that can be considered as a combination of art, computer science and artificial intelligence.
FLOW is on display and open to the public in the CSAIL lobby of the Frank Gehry-designed MIT Stata Center. This project was commissioned by CSAIL, the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT.
FLOW is an interactive visual experience where the motions and images of visitors are incorporated in real time into a variety of beautiful and natural fluid flow, particle systems, and image processing simulations.
FLOW was created by computer scientist and digital artist Karl Sims

The installation uses a camera and Kinect depth sensor. The sensor detects motion allowing visitors to manipulate the simulations by their movements. The camera allows visitors to appear in the simulations. FLOW ’cycles through a variety of different visual effects, each lasting about one minute.

The “Girl in Red” on the three photos was very fascinated by the interactive possibilities of FLOW and tried out all the possibilities.

■ Picture 1: ◄ Inspired by van Gogh ►

■ Picture 2: ◄ Hands Up ►

■ Picture 3: ◄ Endless variation ►

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