The center of the universe has infinite paths of approach is a multimedia installation that uses RFID technology and the mythology of Tarot cards to create an interactive, nonlinear narrative experience. The user takes a seat at a custom-built table and shuffles a deck of seemingly blank cards, choosing 10 cards at random to pass over the table’s hidden RFID reader. Once all cards have been selected, the reading begins.
The center of the universe is an exploration of RFID technology and the Tarot as tools for nonlinear, open-ended storytelling, where users create individualized journeys through a narrative world and are encouraged to apply their own interpretation to the fragments of meaning provided. The piece explores the immersive potential of embodied interaction, poetic technology and ludic interfaces.