site-specific installation for Brooklyn Is Watching consisting of a miniature version of the exhibition space, an avatar tracking system, and modifications to the original exhibition space. the installation was discussed in podcast 57, but unfortunately the severe modifications to the exhibition space (hedges, stage, tower, stairs) escaped the panel. in my comment to the podcast, i mentioned that
there was actually more about the miniature version of the BiW space. the mini-space was an abstraction of the original space. just as the visitors, the avatars (not being but representing the visitors), were represented by their appropriately scaled bounding boxes (their virtual-physics representation). when i worked on achieving an appropriate abstraction/representation of the original space, i realized that the easiest way would be to also transform the space itself. i placed green prims around the hedges, covered the stairs, and placed appropriately colored prims around parts of the tower. thanks to these transformations, the original, but modified space and the representing miniature space were almost exactly scaled versions of each other. constructing the representation modified the original.