Archive for March, 2011

Meow Wolf’s Due Return starfield: EXPOSED!

One of the things I’ve been working on during my protracted absence from my blog is a computer-controlled field of stars for Meow Wolf, a Santa Fe-based artist collective known for their anarcho-utopian-egalitarian mass installations in various places throughout Santa Fe. The typical Meow Wolf show has more stuff by more people crammed into it than could ever really be absorbed.

They have a large show coming up at the Center for Contemporary Art that involves an interdimensional, time-travelling wooden ship, an interactive alien landscape, caverns, a number of performances (with up to sixty characters played by various MWers, I’m told), musical acts, dance parties, and a lounge.

And a 400-light, 48-circuit, computer-controlled field of glowing stars that blankets the whole spectacle, which will be in a perpetual nighttime state. That’s what I’ve been working on, along with sculptor Mat Crimmins.

Technical details? Including code? You bet! Details after the jump.
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Starfield control circuitry: DONE!

Explanation coming later.