Today I attended a show called Lush Machines in SCA, an exhibit of the Cinematic and Media-based Installation class in the animation division.
In addition to being impressed by the quality of the work, I was also very intrigued by the potential for the Media Installation medium, as I have only rarely experienced such exhibits. In many ways, they interacted with the audience in ways similar to VR as we discussed in class in their immersion, interactivity, and experientiality.
However, all of the installations strongly featured a physical quality to them, blending media (audio, video projection, software construct, and/or virtual reality) and physical interaction holistically. For me, this was very impactful, as it allowed for a very information- and meaning-rich experience.
Below are photos of one of the exhibits I enjoyed.