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futurePlay
from The House of Tomorrow
19 March – 29 May 2005

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image: Petra Trefzger Flying Carpet Interactive Installation Collection of the Artist

Petra Trefzger
Flying carpet 2001


Flying carpet is a floor mat that changes its design as you walk on it. Each footstep triggers the carpet’s frenzied animation of psychedelic patterns.

 

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image: Craig Walsh, David and Steven Thomasson, Keith [RP11-345A12] 2003, Animation

Marcus Lyall
Slow service 2003


Ever been in a food fight? Slow service shows you in detail just how it is done. One second of real time is stretched out to forty seconds on screen.

 

 

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image: Marcus Lyall Slow Service Digital Video Collection of the artist.

Stephen Barrass, Linda Davy, Kerry Richen, Robert Davy
Zizi the affectionate couch 2003


Zizi the affectionate couch is futuristic sofa that also functions as a domestic pet. She senses when you are near and mews for attention. She barks when you sit on her and purrs when you stroke her long fluffy fur.

 

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image: Marco Bresciani and Sam De Silva Australian Mirror D Interactive Installation Collection of the artist.

Marco Bresciani, Sam de Silva
Mirror D 2003


Mirror D is a digital screen that detects a viewer’s face, then manipulates and distorts it a way similar to the fun fair mirrors of amusement arcades.

 

 

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image: Steven Mieszelewicz, Nimrod and Asaf Weiss 'Virsual – the digital rockinghorse' 2003 Interactive installation

Steven Mieszelewicz, Asaf Weis, Nimrod Weis [ENESS]
Virsual – the digital rocking horse 2003


Virsual – the digital rocking horse is a futuristic toy that takes you on an interactive ride through a 3D computer-generated landscape.

 

 

 

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image: Robert Davy, Kerry Richens, Linda Davy, Stephen Barrass Zizi The Affectionate Couch Interactive sculpture

Stephen Barrass, Linda Davy, Kerry Richen, Robert Davy
Zizi the affectionate couch 2003


Zizi the affectionate couch is futuristic sofa that also functions as a domestic pet. She senses when you are near and mews for attention. She barks when you sit on her and purrs when you stroke her long fluffy fur.

 

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