Aperture is a facade installation which functions as an interactive display. The display is created using iris diaphragms which together create an interactive matrix. Iris diaphragms are apertures with a variable opening diameter. The single apertures in the grid react to varying intensities of incoming light by altering their diameters correspondingly. This feature makes passers-by able to influence the opening diameter of the iris diaphragms by their movement in front of the facade, thus creating a display capable of depicting the people moving by, while at the same time being a new channel for communication between the inside and outside of a building.
Check out the video of the functioning prototype built by Frederic Eyl and Gunnar Green.
The apertures react to varying intensities of incoming light by altering their diameters correspondingly. This creates a display capable of depicting people moving by.