Educational Development: Chalkboard

Part of a multi-channel interactive media installation, this piece consisted of a projector, a computer running Director, and a motion sensor connected to the computer, all hidden inside an old antique flip-top school desk. On the wall before the desk, there was a “chalkboard” made of a simple frame.

The chalkboard surface was an image created by the projector, which was showing a still of a chalkboard surface – until a viewer sits at the desk to take a test (one I developed on media theory), at which point they trigger the motion sensor, and the animation – a stop-action drawing on a real chalkboard – plays, appearing to draw itself out of the air.