I/O (input output) is an interactive experience designed to highlight our love/hate relationship with technology as it can both act as an isolating factor, or uniting platform.
To highlight this divide, I/O resembles a physical barrier, where one side features an “input” wall where visitors manipulate a series of on/off boxes. On the other side of the barrier is an “output” split-flap display wall that updates in real time based on how visitors manipulate the input boxes. Participants on the input side and viewers on the output side together discover the correct input combination that reveals a hidden message. Will visitors find a way to overcome a literal wall of technology to achieve a common goal? Or will they let the tech-wall isolate themselves from the connections and richer experiences beyond?
The I/O team is made up of architects, designers, and technologists who each bring their own unique expertise and curiosity to producing public art, including Ben Flatau, Scott Bezek, Alex Lopez, Thomas Vogel, Tong Zou, Daniel Polk, Collin Wentzien, Gesthimani Roumpani, Teodora Velkova. Iva Monterrubio Langrova, Ana Williamson Architect, Tap Plastics. Ben Flatau is the lead organizer and design director for I/O. He's a licensed architect who enjoys exploring the intersection of technology within art, design, and fabrication. He enjoys nothing more than finding ways to share his artistic and technological interests with the greater public.