Cones and Shadows

Curiously Subtle

For VW’s 1999 auto show Presentation Works wanted an artistic display that would present VW product themes in a way that invited exploration. To accomplish this we developed a touch sensitive set of cones that were mounted on a round table. When idle, a simulated shadow of the cones appeared that would unexpectedly wobble or spin. When a cone was touched, a whimsical video, or one related to VW owner lifestyles would animate on the table. When cones were touched in certain sequences, animations originating from each cone would join together. The numerous available permutations prompted many attendees to explore them all.