Making Furniture Interactive

November 5, 2007

Somnus Recordari

Filed under: Derk Wolmuth,Final Project,Proposals — derkbw @ 6:17 pm

I am proposing the construction of silicone branch molded from a locust tree. It will contain a heavy copper armature allowing it to articulate and hold its position. The branch contains within or possibly on the surface a digital recording devices including a camera and a microphone hooked to a Marantz PMD660. Three possibilities exist for input sensors. Attached to my body when I sleep either a galvanic skin monitor which measures changing skin resistance as one perspires signaling stress, or a Hemoencephalography (HEG) sensor which uses infrared sensing oxygenated blood flow to localized parts of the brain through the translucent qualities of the scalp. Or merely a sound sensor which triggers when one mumbles in ones sleep. These recording devices, within the end of the branch, will be located near my head as I sleep. When a sudden change in my sleeping condition arises I will be awakened by an increased light level, photographed and my voice recorded as I recite my current dream.


1 Comment »

  1. This sounds interesting – and ambitious. Not enough detail here to make the proposal believable (*that is, can you build it?) – what will be the minimum that can be demonstrated? More detail please?

    Comment by Mark D Gross — November 11, 2007 @ 11:47 am | Reply

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