Absorbent Mapping Interaction
AMI is the name of a girl that lives inside a heart. This heart is a screen that was developed using a plastic net. AMI is an animation character that is displayed on the screen using a technique called projection mapping. The display shows an animation of lines and the viewer can also hear the sound of the heart of AMI. Because this material is trans lucid, we can create the perception of depth. These lines that are being projected are generated in real time responding to the changes in the heart rate of AMI. Using a distance sensor, as the viewer approaches the display, the heartbeat becomes faster and the pattern of lines changes. The viewer can also enter inside the display. When the viewer is inside the display, the girl AMI appears as an animation inside the display. By developing the animation and the display, we were able to create an entire immersive experience and create the possibility for the viewer to experience this work in different ways depending on the point of view.
AMI is the shorthand for Absorbent Mapping Interaction and also the Japanese word for net, which is the material in which the screen is made. AMI was exhibited at the Suito North Entrance of Ogaki Station on February 14 to 16, 2014.