This is a whispering dialogue between mysterious nature and human beings.
Come and wake them up in the night.
"WHISPER" is a projection piece using voice input as its source of interaction. Particular words or phrases will be recognized and then trigger specific visuals which will then be projected onto the surfaces (cap) of mushrooms.
The reason why I choose mushrooms is because their spore print reminds me the pattern of iris in our eyes. Every mushroom has unique structure of gills which make every spore print unique just as the iris of human beings. "A forest is much more than what you see." says ecologist Suzanne Simard. And I believe fungal networks can not only allow plants to communicate, but also using its secret way to communicate with us. 
The project of Friedrich van Schoor and Tarek Mawad in 3 years ago, Projections in the Forest, gave me great inspiration. I really love the concept of bioluminescence. The emission of light from a living organism is like they are sending message to the world. For this reason, I decided to use light projected on the mushroom (hopefully) in response to human voice.
Special thanks to:
Taoran Xu
Ashleigh Pardy
Addon & References
Some code was hacked from class exercises:
ofxVoiceController addon - From week 19 (Machine Learning) of Workshops in Creative Coding Term 2
BallSystem example (Voronoi) - From week 11 (Complexity) of Workshops in Creative Coding Term 2 by Theo Papatheodorou
written in OF version0.9.8 with addon ofxMaxim, ofxRapidLib, ofxVoronoi and ofxVoiceController, platform Xcode 7.0.1
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