Optimist is a commentary on attitudes towards environmental issues. Using mostly found materials, the delicate assemblage activates a digital portal to reveal an embodiment of the author's uneasiness with pollution conditions of major cities worldwide.
The digital geometric figure deforms and nervously reacts to air quality data retrieved in real-time, an augmented layer to the calmness and child-like quality of its physical artwork counterpart, itself a by-product of wasted resources.

The application has been developed in Unity 3d through ARFoundation. Custom code provides connection to real-time air quality data, which drives the internal geometry.

Exhibited at, 2021