Hydrogen wishes

Winslow Burleson, Paul Nemirovsky, Dan Overholt

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Hydrogen Wishes, presented at MIT's Center for Advanced Visual Studies, explores the themes of wishes and peace. It dramatizes the intimacy and power of transforming one's breath and vocalized wishes into a floating sphere, a bubble charged with hydrogen. The floating bubble represents transitory anticipation as a wish is sent on its trajectory toward fulfillment. Light, heat sensors, microphones, projected imagery, hydrogen and ordinary soap bubbles come together in this exploration of human aspiration. As in our lives, many wishes escape, but many others are catalyzed by the heat of the candle and become ethereal. The fulfilled wishes then become living artifacts within projected photographs of Earth cities as seen from outer space.

Original languageEnglish
Publication date27 Jul 2003
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 2003
Event2003 ACM SIGGRAPH Sketches and Applications, SIGGRAPH 2003 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 27 Jul 200331 Jul 2003


Conference2003 ACM SIGGRAPH Sketches and Applications, SIGGRAPH 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
SponsorACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH)


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