November 2014 and ongoing, reverse engineering and video documentary.
Coastermelt documents the technical process of reverse-engineering a common Blu-Ray disc recorder in an attempt to create a new and widely available form of public art.
In an ongoing video series, Coastermelt methodically deconstructs a piece of technology we take for granted. By creating new software to control the same hardware in a novel way, this project's goal is to create discs encoded with a holographic image. By combining this holographic recording with an inexpensive laser pointer, the technique may lead to widely available and engaging communication through light projections in public spaces.