Rhythm (vr.2) was developed as a part of Apple Carnegie Library’s opening event “StoryMakers Festival”. 40 artists, poets, activists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, and community builders were invited to celebrate storytelling and inspire the public to tell their own stories (May 18th - June 29th). Lisa lectured and ran a workshop for “Art Lab for Kids: Heartbeat of D.C. with Lisa Park” on May 18th.

Rhythm (vr.2) was an interactive and participatory installation that creates a live digital painting based on participants’ heartbeat data. Using Apple Watches paired with iPhones, the Rhythm iOS App was used with its custom software to draw brush marks on the screen. The thickness of each brush marks were modulated in real-time based on the speed of participants’ heartbeats. Faster the heartbeats, thicker the brush marks and vice versa.

Inspired by Jackson Pollock’s dripping painting, Autumn Rhythm, Rhythm (vr.2) allows two-four audience members to create their own unique abstract painting with their heart.

Year: 2019
Medium: Apple Watches, iPhones, Custom-built software and iOS App

Lead Creative Technologist: Jihyun Lee

Special Thanks to Today At Apple Team.