MIYEON KIM
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PINBALL PERFORMANCE (INSTALLATION)

GAME INSTALLATION

 
 

ART OF PINBALL
 

 

A classic pinball machine that turns you into a performer

Pinball Performance was presented at
Panorama Music Festival 2016
 

Press:
The Verge
HP Official Website

 

 



CREDIT:
Red Paper Heart
Zander Brimijoin - Creative Director
Pedro Piccinini - Design
Daniel Scheibel - Technology Director
Adrià Navarro López - Creative Coder
Eric Hagan - Physical Computing
Shan Jin - Technology Intern
Lisa Walters - Senior Producer

ROLE:
Designer, Animator

CLIENT & PARTNER:
the lab @ Panorama Festival
- presented by The Verge
- powered by HP
- curated by the Meta Agency

 
 
 

 

Playing pinball is as much a game as it is a performance. People come to watch, they offer advice, they ooh and ahh when you hit the rare pins. We made a project that amplifies these moments.

Pinball performance centers around an untouched classic Gottlieb 1974 electromechanical pinball cabinet called TopCard. Many of these beautiful old mechanical games are unused, sitting in warehouses or in disrepair. We want to encourage a new use for vintage pinball machines- as art pieces.

We installed sensors inside this vintage machine so that we could use all the pins, plungers and flipper-hits to trigger artful animations on monitors positioned around the machine.

As you play the pinball machine, art and sound begin to surround you. Each pin you hit builds ever more intense animations. Colors change, new art emerges, all matching the intensity of your gameplay. This art system turns you into a virtuoso performer, creating art for the crowd around you.

Pinball performance debuted at Panorama Music Festival, Randalls Island, NY - and has traveled to the HP conference in Boston MA, with more destinations in the works.

 

 

SHOWCASE @ PANORAMA 2016

 
 
 

Design Process & Prototype