Paper art doesn’t have to be flat and lifeless… just ask Aristides Garcia. The artist recently created an interactive sculpture, Tesela, that uses a combination of 3D projection mapping and tesselation algorithms to cast real-time, viewer-influenced patterns over 103 paper pyramids. The effect is a bit hypnotic, as you’ll see below — it’s as if the paper has suddenly become a living landscape. You sadly can’t see this in person at the moment (Garcia debuted it at a Berlin exhibit in August), but it still shows that the right technology can liven up just about anything, even if it’s made from dead trees.
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