Interactive Laser Sculpture is work in progress by Jayson Haebich that involves creating light sculptures out of laser light. The beams of light are interactive and responsive to touch and create an environment of light, colour and sound.
The laser light appears as an almost tactile object cutting through mid air illuminating dust, smoke and other airborne particles to create a swirling, mesmerising planes of light.
The openFrameworks application creates the lasers beams by sending vectors to the laser via a DAC. The lasers position is calibrated to the 3- Dimensional field of data viewed from the kinect, this then is used to detect when intersections between users and the laser beams occur, thus triggering effects such as colour changes or causing the beams to move.
For those familiar with Anthony McCall‘s work know how mesmerising light interaction can be. Whereas Anthony’s work is largely about intersecting mostly static or moving beams of light, Jayson introduces an exciting new interactive element where light itself becomes an interface to manipulate the beam, colour and sound.