Here's one of the latest projects from DanCoyote Antonelli, founder of the hyperformalist artistic movement: a collection of self-assembling sculptures scripted to detect avatars in the region-- in this case, in the Brooklyn is Watching portal-- and respond accordingly. "Red transparent spherical sensors detect the presence of an avatar and send a message to reconstruct one of five object arrangements," DanCoyote tells me. "The component objects of each arrangement fly from location to location attempting to reconstitute an arrangement in the order the messages were received. A casual walk through the Brooklyn is Watching sim will result in a completely different transitory sculptural experience every time. The same sculptural volumes will half-exist in unique states of assembly and disassembly." (Here's a voice-annotated version of the video.)
As with Keystone Bouchard's Reflexive Architecture, it's the kind of technology that would be great to see incorporated into a new and unique metaverse art form with its own aesthetic language. I do think we're still largely at the "Wow pretty!" stage, but give it time. Anyway, see Mr. Antonelli's project for yourself, as they form around your own avatar: direct SLURL teleport to BIW at this link.