The Unprivate House – MOMA

The Museum of Modern Art, New York’s (MOMA) Unprivate House exhibit challenged the cultural definition of the “private house”, by pushing architectural invention at the beginning of the 21st century. They museum wanted to include an interactive environment displaying modern technology in the exhibit.

Sensing Places built an interactive table prototype for MOMA, which was one of the first ever built for a museum. We used a combination of RFIDs, 3D model animation and rendering, simultaneous projections, and a computer vision system to allow visitors to actively engage in the interplay between multiple experiences of the space.

Depending on the placement of items on the table, projections display the floor plan and project digital renderings on four surrounding screens, virtually placing the visitor inside each house at the specified vantage point.

MOMA New York

Year: 1999
Location: New York City, U.S