“Do Not Touch Chair” by Dominic Wilcox:

A line wire sculpture of a chair made with a single, continuous length of wire. Try to move the metal hoop around the chair without touching it. If you do touch the chair the speaker in the plinth will announce ‘Do not touch’. Dominic Wilcox was invited to take part in the inaugural exhibition of London’s The Gopher Hole gallery entitled ‘About a Minute’. The premise of the exhibition was to ‘consider the fact that thanks to decades of exponential hyperactive consumption, the time that someone visiting our gallery will spend contemplating your piece is likely to be less than 59 seconds.’

That circuit board under the unit looks to me like a recordable greeting card. Can anybody who recognizes it confirm? [via Core77]

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • Dr. Wharfe

    If you would like to make a similar game yourself, take a look at my website. I have a detailed set of instructions and a Google Sketchup model available to download.