Cotton Candy Universe

Cotton Candy Universe

Cotton Candy Universe

Cotton Candy Universe

Cotton Candy Universe

W/ EMILIE BALTZ | PANORAMA MUSIC FESTIVAL
W/ EMILIE BALTZ | PANORAMA MUSIC FESTIVAL
Project Type
Commission
Commission
Commission
Commission
Year
2016
2016
2016

Cotton Candy Universe is a cotton candy spinning performance at the intersection of food, design, performance and technology. It is the second iteration of Cotton Candy Theremin, which remixes the interface of making cotton candy by transforming it into a multi-sensory orchestration of sight, sound, smell, touch and taste.

Cotton Candy Universe is a cotton candy spinning performance at the intersection of food, design, performance and technology. It is the second iteration of Cotton Candy Theremin, which remixes the interface of making cotton candy by transforming it into a multi-sensory orchestration of sight, sound, smell, touch and taste.

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By spinning a cotton candy cone over wisps of candy floss, guests trigger sounds and visuals that create an immersive environment inside a 70 ft. planetarium dome, revealing the interplay between humans and technology.

By spinning a cotton candy cone over wisps of candy floss, guests trigger sounds and visuals that create an immersive environment inside a 70 ft. planetarium dome, revealing the interplay between humans and technology.

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Adapating the original Cotton Candy Theremin project for Panorama was a challenge from a development perspective. The number of sugar crystals would have to increase and were recreated in 3D. Instead of running 2 HD projectors from a Mac Mini, we had to create a dynamically drawn 4K x 4K canvas which was run on a PC and projected on 16 projectors inside a 70 ft dome. 

Adapating the original Cotton Candy Theremin project for Panorama was a challenge from a development perspective. The number of sugar crystals would have to increase and were recreated in 3D. Instead of running 2 HD projectors from a Mac Mini, we had to create a dynamically drawn 4K x 4K canvas which was run on a PC and projected on 16 projectors inside a 70 ft dome. 

SugarCrystals_Flat_v1

** Original Sugar Crystals as flat pngs. For C-C-Universe these were recreated in 3D with similar textures. **

SugarCrystals_3D_v1

** Sugar Crystals Rendered in 3D. Sent to Cinder as .OBJs **

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** Crystal texture maps. **

** Sugar Crystal Particle Field as seen directly from the Cinder application. **

** Code Screenshot: showing the particles inside a large invisible dome within Cinder. **

** Screencap of the App which controls the sugar crystal graphics. Note the controller in the bottom left. Mouse movement simulates cotton candy spinning. Done so we could test things without firing up the Cotton Candy machine every time we needed to make adjustments. **

The Team

The Team

Creative Direction:
Philip Sierzega
Emilie Baltz

Technical Direction:
Charlie Whitney

Sound Design & Score:
Antfood Studios

Creative Direction:
Philip Sierzega
Emilie Baltz

Technical Direction:
Charlie Whitney

Sound Design & Score:
Antfood Studios


Sensor Dev:
David Sheinkopf

Pedestal Fabrication:
Southside Design

Filmed By:
North + Nomad

Sensor Dev:
David Sheinkopf

Pedestal Fabrication:
Southside Design

Filmed By:
North + Nomad

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