Role: Physical Interaction Designer
Designing a tangible and auditory interaction with felted bats that scream at the slightest touch. Exhibited in the staircase of the Aalto University Campus.
CREATING THE TANGIBLE / FELT MATERIAL
The bats were made from scratch. This was the crafts part of the project. It was quite a nice change from other physical interaction projects, exploring materiality and experience of touch.
Conductive yarn is pinned on the body of the bats which are then connected to the capacitive sensor. Meaning when a hand comes at a proximity of the bat, it already starts to scream. It is touch sensitive, the more you touch, the higher the scream. The same yarn was also put inside the mouth of the bat which triggered a biting sound that was sampled using a chair.