The Map Wall is the premier architectural feature in The McGorgamatorium, nested in a bay window shaped inlet. Framed images of the Admiral, his airship, and his assistant are transformed into a three layered map depicting McGorgamaforg's explorations and discoveries.

Users are presented with the portraits and a table-top that houses a lever. When the lever is pulled, a tryptic style map scrolls down, a second pull reveals the Admiral's exploration routes and lost continents, while a third pull highlights his discoveries. When map layers are active, a light globe is lit on the table-top. Subsequent pulls reverses movement of the layers until the initial images are again present.

I developed the controls, hardware, and software for The Map Wall using Arduino and Processing. The portrait of McGorgamaforg was a digital painting created in Photoshop. I also created the exploration rout and discovery overlays using Photoshop and Illustrator.

The Map Wall, inactive
The Map Wall, lever
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Background map
Overlay of exploration routes and lost continents
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Overlay of discoveries
Images of McGorgamaforg's discoveries
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