LINED UP is a project aimed to allow physical and digital interaction to happen in our public spaces.



In our today lifetime, interactive technology has become popular in shared spaces. It expands the physical and social circles of the urban environment and provides new means to facilitate playful activities for the general public. The project is trying to create a responsive space that can sense, think, and understand its users / natural environment, absorb information, and respond to that information accordingly. In the exploration process of creating a playful digital landscape, I used Arduino and Processing.


Using the ultrasonic and light sensors, connecting to the Arduino board, I was able to get numeric parameters (values) that reflect the change happening in the space. A projection that is running in real-time allows the passenger/ user to interact and to understand the impact his movement has on the surroundings. Allow that to happen, we have to divide the process into two, first, the ultrasonic distance sensor. The sensor allows generating values that are translated to be the speed of the line movement. Second, we have the light sensor values that show the change of the hours of the day. Those values (light) are used as a multifunction of the speed, allowing different situations to happen, and to simulate the changing hours of the day. Having the values, I used processing to generate 8 floating objects (lines). Each one of the lines is manipulated by the values generated from the Arduino board ( ultrasonic sensor, light sensor).


The experiment was conducted in a hallway, simulating a small public space.
The change in animation was made concerning the changing distance of the walking object and in relation to the variable light in the room.

LINED UP is a project of IAAC, the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, developed during the Master in Advanced Architecture (MAA01) 2021/22 by student: Miran Calmanovici; faculty: Angel Munoz, Cristian Rizzuti; Bernat Morato; faculty assistant: Daniil Koshelyuk.