Wiremap 256
Tech Specs:

Rendering Field: 96cm x 128cm x 96cm
Depth: 3m
Projector: Microtek MVP-6500
Native Resolution: 1024 x 768
Wire Material: Thread
Baseboard Material: 5/8" Birch Plywood
The most significant visual limitation of the previous versions of the Wiremap was their resolutions. With only 85 wires, sometimes the globe would look like a random arrangement of vertical lines, and the cube was, for the most part, an incoherent mess of dots.

I set my sights on 256 wires. To do this, I bought a projector with a 1024 horizontal resolution so that each wire would have 4 pixels dedicated to it. After the long but rewarding build (which involved tying 512 hex nuts to 256 yards of thread), my studio was equipped with a beautifully large volumetric renderer.
Video of new program on Wiremap 256
Video - 01:36
Explanation of the Wiremap 256
Video - 04:25
Working Wiremap 256
Video - 09:12
Wiremap Programs from Spain
Video - 05:04
Wiremap 256 Rendering a Globe
Image - 720 x 373
Tweaking the Wiremap
Image - 720 x 480
Exhibition History
Friday-Sunday, July 18-20th, 2008
The Last Hope
Wiremap 85
Tech Specs:

Rendering Field: 14" x 21" x 16"
Depth: 32.5"
Projector: Powerlite S1+
Native Resolution: 800 x 600
Wire Material: Coat Hanger Wire
Baseboard Material: White Foam Core
The blurring issue I faced in the first version of the Wiremap was a hopelessly frustrating problem. The design of the wire layout forced the projector to sit at that very specific distance, but it was the projector's distance that created the blurring problem. I briefly searched the net for short focus projector lenses before I acknowledged that the problem wasn't the lens, it was the wire layout. The only solution to this problem was to build a new frame for the Wiremap. After I drafted up a new design, the build was relatively quick and painless.

This is the very first working version, and it's been providing great results ever since. This is the version I take to exhibitions because it is portable and relatively easy to set up and take down.
Working Wiremap
Video - 06:56
Wiremap with Mouse Control
Video - 02:33
Closeup on Globe
Image - 456 x 304
Exhibition History
Sunday, June 18th, 2006
Projecting Off the Wall
In conjunction with the 4th IEEE International Workshop on "Projector-Camera Systems"
Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
Presentation at Dorkbot
Saturday, February 17th, 2007
Exhibition at Vernissage! An event hosted by AdNauseamLyceum
Wiremap v1.0
Tech Specs:

Rendering Field: 7.125" x 12" x 16"
Depth: 15.25"
Projector: Powerlite S1+
Native Resolution: 800 x 600
Wire Material: Coat Hanger Wire
Baseboard Material: White Foam Core
This is the first version of the Wiremap. Unfortunately, it wasn't able to render a globe because of an oversight in the design. In designing it, I had assumed that the projector would be able to focus on wires that were as close as 7 inches away from the projector's lens. It turns out that the closest the projector can focus is about 20". This design oversight led to a blurry image; When the Wiremap tried to render a clearly defined globe of light it produced a sloppy smear of blue.
Wiremap Explanation
Video - 06:15
Wiremap Update
Video - 01:51