Keywords: Kinetic, time-oriented computing, interactive public art
Abstract"Time Translations" is an interactive video installation originally designed for the World Financial Center's Southern Pedestrian Bridge in New York, beside Ground Zero. The installation was commissioned and produced by the World Financial Center Arts and Events and ran continually from May through October of 2005. The work uses multiple cameras and computers to stream pedestrian movements to video projectors and plasma monitors spanning two portions of a 200+ foot long bridge. The resulting real time visualizations capture specific patterns of the daily urban commute through the World Financial Center (WFC). The artwork experiments with folding live motion into architectural surroundings - drawing a kinetic history for a unique site.