Fixtures enabling people to access information about physical garments that they place on the smart surface, using radio frequency identification (RFID). An RFID antenna is positioned within the fixture, connected to an RFID reader that is connected to a computer. Each garment has an RFID tag attached to it that contains a unique identifier. By placing the garment on the smart surface, the RFID antenna detects the RFID tag. The RFID reader transmits the unique identifier to a digital asset management database (DAM), which displays related product information on the screen of the smart fixture.
My old flatmate from Milan, Nicola Tosic, asked me to take part in an art event, ‘Something New’ that he was organising in October 2009.
Earlier that year, Diana and I adopted our three children from Colombia.
I decided to create a video that juxtaposed words spoken by my father with my adopted son learning to read in Italian. The visual content mixed old Super 8mm film of a setting sun, an After Effects type animation and my attempts to animate using the ‘Processing’ programming language.
As is typical when I attempt to create, I find myself raising more questions than answers.
That said, I cherish the video for providing me with a lasting record of my father’s voice and the child I grew to father. As for my exploits using Processing, the less said about that, the better.