I design experiences for people in context with technology — from product design to visual art and new media
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VUCHNICH DESIGN

I design experiences for people in context with technology — from product design to visual art and new media.




Dunescapes

Projected light and mixed reality installations


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Spring Light Installation, Raleigh

Light Art commissioned by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance in celebration of Spring 2021


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Illuminate Art Walk

Interactive light installations commissioned by VAE and DTA



This piece titled "The Space Between Us Is Not Empty" was a love note for anyone who needed it during the 2020 quarantine. The facade of One Exchange Plaza was used as a grand-scale canvas for an eight-story light and motion installation in Downtown Raleigh.  





"Whatever We Shoulder"  (right) is an interactive experience that invites the passer-by to stop and enter the projected canvas, catch whatever is falling, or literally let it roll off of their backs. Created in Processing leveraging the Open Kinect for Processing library.

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Harvard Museum of Natural History: Climate Change Exhibit

(Opening Spring 2022):


Using Code Art and Generative Design to Reanimate
Thoreau’s Digitized Herbarium

In this short POC forest floor data visualization I’ve aggregated the plant specimens via Processing (an electronic arts programming language). The exhibit also features liquid augmented reality bloom animations, soundscapes, and transitions that follow actual plant data trends.

I’m currently collaborating with Leah Sobsey, Dr. Emily Meineke, and Dr. Marsha Gordon in the development of a mutlimedia installation that leverages Henry David Thoreau’s pressed plant specimens, housed at Harvard University’s Herbaria. Thoreau’s collection is a botanical time machine that lives in combination with the naturalist’s extensive notes about when and where his specimens were collected, which our installation draws from to provide insight into environmental change.

In “Exploring Thoreau’s Woods,” digitized selections of Thoreau’s pressed plants will literally come to life off of the page through motion art, data visualization, soundscapes, and projected augmented reality experiences. The centerpiece will be the projection of photographic images from Thoreau’s collection onto liquids (evoca-tive of Walden Pond), fabric, and onto what we envision as a forest floor inside of a large-scale meditation tent that visitors will experience.  

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