TOUR de BEAST - The New Primitive
Have we as a society lost our primitive nature? If so, was it worth keeping? Traditional cultures have celebrated the combination of man and beast for centuries. The main purpose behind this practice is to become one with beast to gain respect for nature, and our place within in it. Tour de Beast inquires by way of narrative project on what the new primitive may be like. Referencing allegorical cues from traditional folklore, religion, and modern aesthetics, Tour de Beast creates a hybrid experience that attempts to reconnect us to our roots while peering forward in modern time.
Interactive Sound Stick
One part loop sampler, one part performance instrument the sound stick twists in the middle to seamlessly alternate between 9 tracks that the user uploads. Twist at the wrist fast or slow to get desired effect. Twist to the zero point and change tracks entirely to a new set. The user can upload as many sets as they desire.
Moto X - Active Display
Constantly checking your phone? Here’s something new: Moto X with a display that shows you what’s important. Without having to wake it up, your notifications quietly appear. Best of all - it’s battery friendly.
Basel School of Design
Two players compete for dominance by repeatedly hitting on a handheld controller made of a plastic cup with a balloon inserted inside of it. Whom ever is the fastest hitting the controller is visually displayed on the soup bowl base station via LED light and directional arrow. Arduino based interactive game produced in 4 hours utilizing 1 servo, 2 audio sensors, and 1 red and 1 green LED light. Other materials (ie. cups, balloons, bowl) were scrounged up around the school facilities.