Emersion at the CAA Conference
Now that (above) is packing material... the boxed sculpture is packed in a larger box and cushioned using the leftover packing pellets.
When I was bringing the 10 cubic feet of foam pellets home from the store, a small boy on the subway yelled excitedly, "Marshmallows!" Sorry, they're not sweet... but when making the sculpture (by wetting the starch-based pellets so that they'll stick together), they do give off a delicious smell that is not unlike cheese puffs. And actually, I've tried eating a few and they're not bad.
The sculpture is being included in Analog Interactivity, an exhibition that's being shown in conjunction with The New Media Caucus's exhibition at the CAA conference. Analog Interactivity is curated by the media artist xtine and the works in it will also be featured in an upcoming issue of Visual Communication Quarterly.