Hi, I'm Brett.

Poison Book

Physical Installation at AMNH

The Poison Book is a physical installation at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. This book is part of The Power of Poison Exhibit. Edward Rothstein said of the installation: "The exhibition also has one of the most effective high-tech displays I have seen." New York Times article link

I worked with a small team to bring to life a book detailing poisonous plants - and the background, scientific and historical information regarding each. As a visitor turns the pages, content draws in as if by magic. Touching specific points on the page trigger animations and story telling for each plant.

The application is written using openFrameworks and c++. The book uses capacitive touch sensors to allow for interaction on the page and RFID tags for page flipping.

Code on Github

openFrameworks C++ Physical Computing