Wish MachinePhysical Computing

 

Wish Machine is a message system that mixes physical journey with virtual interaction by adding value and weight to the once airy action of wish. It borrows the idea of a camera that requires the physical presence of both human and the device to perform a task, this project takes the similar initiative and applies on a poetic scenario. When a friend makes a wish for you, a wish coin will dispense from the Wish Machine. The person who receives it will not be able to reveal the message until he/she experiences the physical journey of traveling to the sender's geolocation. The physical interaction is inserted in the digital process. The interaction involves physical relocation of a person from point A to point B to complete the process. This project focuses on the experience rather than tasks. The design suggests spiritual supply other than current consumer electronics can offer which are text, sound and visual entertainment services. The design is beyond the artificial imagery and sound behind a screen. It is an experiment that cuts the virtual interaction into pieces and replaces a section with a different approach and de-virtualized digital interaction in the process.

 

Credit

Concept/Chiao Wei Ho

UI/Chiao Wei Ho

GUI/Chiao Wei Ho

Programming/Chiao Wei Ho

MAKE Controller/NetLabToolKit/ActionScript3

 

Project Site

www.projectintervals.com

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