The Moire Pool by Simon Alexander Adams is a part of the 2017 Interactive Multimedia Installation. The Moire Pool is a project designed in TouchDesigner that is an interactive art piece that reacts to noise and movement. The Moire Pool is designed to react like a real pond. When visitors hover over or walk around the “pool,” the movement creates disturbance to the geometric pattern, creating “ripples” throughout the pool. When visitors standstill, the Moire Pool would also stop its ripple effect. The Moire Pool also responds to movement with sound to further draw in the audience in the experience with the soundscape.
I admire how Adams carefully curates his projects to immerse the audience, visually and auditorily. Therefore, careful attention to details and immersion of sense allows his exhibits to be successfully executed. Because Adams’ project also adds a fun twist to real-life object/experience, his project already has a sense of familiarity with them. The Moire Pool project also reminds me of his Pisces Pool project which a school of “fish” would react to movement. Both projects add a fantasy aspect to daily experience.