As part of the Open Engagement - Place & Revolution conference, Sensory3 was a site-specific installation, performance, and collaboration series by dadpranks with Century III Mall outside Pittsburgh, PA. Sensory3 aimed to bring the physical and digital aspects of "mall culture" back together, using net-based art and e-retail aesthetics to explore contemporary uses of a physical, brick and mortar mall.
I developed the concept and program for with my collaborators in dadpranks. Part of my contribution included a repurposed mall E-KIO that acted as an e-retail-meets-crowd-sourced IRL/URL shopping cart. Displaying shoppers' remixed purchases made from stores and other neighboring kiosks, this intervention collapsed the functions of the standard mall photo-booth and impulse-buying experience encouraged by kiosks and online shopping. The format of the kiosk created a closed loop for the buyer to also act as producer, merchandiser, and seller. Product compositions were immediately available via Sensory3's website, which could be browsed in real time. As the product shots were uploaded, many shoppers then "purchased" a digital image of their own remixed items.