- PARALLEL OPTICAL IMAGING SYSTEM DEVICE -
This project captures images using one laser and in real time another laser renders those images.
It is a tool, an engine, a temporal photography instrument: which captures and projects images simultaneously but is neither photography nor videography.
POISED is a laser scanner, a device which precisely and immediately extracts and reflects two separate laser beams in order to create two distinct raster scans: rectangular patterns generated by precise x and y axis positions (in this case) of laser light.
One of these raster scans is an input scan. It generates a pattern of light projected in front of it. This pattern, or raster scan area, contains an attached circuit which measures the amount of reflected light off subjects within the scan area and directs it to the second laser. This second laser generates a second raster scan, which creates an image based on the information collected from the circuit.
POISED is a laptop size module comprised of multiple specialized components - designed to facilitate future upgrades and modifications as the project evolves.This project contends with controllable time, in both the narrative and physical senses, as it is not creating a photograph nor a video, but a unique means of image display.