Kevin Larsen, Veterans Art Project
May 11, 2018
Gilbert Neri
May 11, 2018

Gabi Schaffzin and Zachary Kaiser Figure of Speech

About The Artwork

  • Exhibitor

  • Gabi Schaffzin and Zachary Kaiser
  • Year

  • 2018
  • Description

  • As you approach or pass by Colors Passing, a sensor on the artwork detects the color of your clothing, and suddenly, a poem appears on the embedded display screen. To design this playful, interactive piece, artists Gabi Schaffzin and Zachary Kaiser developed software that translates perceived colors into a universal digital language and generates a unique code for each and every color. These codes are used as a key to generate a poem, using a pool of phrases collected from famous poetry about color.

    Colors Passing uses poetry to illustrate the translation from a common computer code into human language, and invites travelers to experience poetry about color from a diverse range of cultures and perspectives.

  • Location

  • Terminal 2 West, Pre-Security, 1st Floor, Central Rotunda

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