Consequential Spaces is an interactive experience which explores the consequences of marine water ballast and the unintentional transport of marine life across oceans. The installation was developed for Fascinate 2014, a conference on digital arts at Falmouth, Cornwall, UK.
The installation consisted of 14 surfaces generatively designed through worldwide shipping data and CNC milled in plywood. A primitive digital ecology of was projected onto the surfaces, responding to the grains and dark shades in the plywood itself. Visitors had the opportunity to interfere with the behaviour of the primitive geometries by moving their hands over the surfaces, which were continuously tracked using a kinect camera.