Making Furniture Interactive

September 18, 2007

MJLevy, Part 3(ish)

Filed under: Exercise 3: Four States,Mike Levy — mjlevy @ 8:06 am


So I was racking my brains about what kind of object I wanted to make and how it would act. I began with a whole brainstorming session about how objects have agency and books want to be read and pianos want to be played, and how objects in general want to be used by humans so they can fulfill their purpose in life. But then at some point I realized that I was going about this in a purely human-centered way, thinking only about how people interact with their items, and now how items interact with themselves.

So what I’ve created (or have the back end code to create) is a Love Story Between a Minute Hand and an Hour Hand, one of the untold love stories of our time. For the sake of debugging, I have the mode changes based on the position of the second hand, that way I can see things happening much faster.

Here’s the clock I built in processing to find the positions of the given clock hands.


1 Comment »

  1. This reminds me of Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ piece Untitled (Perfect Lovers).

    Comment by jenngooch — September 18, 2007 @ 3:58 pm | Reply

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