You see, Aron Altmark is a young guy I know – a lighting designer, student, and artist. Aron is doing something right now that a pretty small handful of really talented young people are doing. Aron is turning light, art, and his big geek brain into something that he can feel good about – and he’s involving the public in his exploits so that the world can see how great it is to be a geek.
It’s a shame – there are fewer true “geeks” in the world right now, and today’s college-age people as a majority are becoming less geekified. What’s with that, people?
Aron just turned TheDailyCity.com’s “Mobile Art Show” into an interactive piece of art. The Mobile Art Show is a pretty cool thing that The Daily City is doing around Orlando. Think of it as a portable studio so that artists can sell their work – a U-Haul bobtail truck, parked in different places in the city. Aron thought totally differently than the norm on this – instead of thinking inside the box[truck], Aron decided to literally go outside the box – turning the truck’s exterior into a projection surface for his real-time “Laser Graffiti.” Aron’s work is an interactive light projection that tracks the movement of a laser on a surface. That’s right. What did you do today?
Aron’s work is forging himself a place in the future – this is what happens when you apply yourself. Aron, we’re expecting pretty big stuff outta you, kid! Great work. I wanna see you conquer OpenFrameworks and Processing.
Check out the rest of Aron’s work on his Picasa account. Thanks, Aron!