Hypnotizing machine

COLLABORATIVE MACHINE

EXPERIMENTAL HUMAN INTERACTION 

2014

How can we interact through movement? A kinetic interactive exhibit, in which two participates share a unique moment of interaction by using a “hypnotizing” machine. In this project, I explored both Human-Machine Interaction and interaction between two people through movement and hands-on experience. To activate the machine, one person becomes the creator and receives the opportunity to control the show, deciding the speed and direction of spirals, while the other person gets to enjoy a show entirely dedicated to him. Because it is manually operated, the machine produces a new, slightly different, show each time.

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The spirals and the experience were inspired by circus shows and fairs, in which you can often find human interactions using optical illusions. Through the spirals, I studied the effect of motion and mechanisms on the visuals produced and on the viewer. The project has taught me a lot about the cycle of consequences and human behavior and reactions.

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Spiral variations, I chose the double-layer, two colors spiral to increase the number of shows the machine generates

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"Under the hood", custom-designed gears to operate both the spirals and the pendulum

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"Under the hood", custom-designed gears to operate both the spirals and the pendulum

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Process models, exploring optical illusions and motion mehcanism

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