This month, a wall in the lobby of Portland’s Hotel Lucia became the first permanent installation of futuristic social art.
Like a scene from The Outer Limits, Intel Labs has installed a massive projector with custom software and optical sensors to display images from Instagram tagged #LuciaWallPDX. Everyone, from hotel guests to local Portlanders, is encouraged to drop in and swipe through the pictures, arranged as an enormous and ever-changing collage.
The immersive experience blends science fiction, social media, and art, allowing users to tag their emotional response and complete the circle by uploading their own photos to the wall.
Melanie Lieberman is an editorial intern at Travel + Leisure.