experimenting with Arduino and programming
two weeks project// Andreas Schimmelpfennig// concept// together with Gianna Maier-Quadt, Sten Rüdrich
In our installation little cubes are moved by an Arduino board, expressing different emotions and letting the visitor have a guess which emotion is displayed. German language uses a lot of words which describe a movement, but actually want to express an emotion. “I am stirred” (“Ich bin gerührt”) translated word to word into German means: “I´m deeply touched”. When you are “dislocated” (“verrückt”), you are “insane”.
But not only language uses movement to express emotions, our body and face does, too. Often emotions can be perceived by only seeing little movements and basic figures.
Our little cubes moved according to an emotion and reacted to the visitor via light sensors.