Subtle Sound Hacks at Europe’s Largest IKEA Store

Nick Normal

I'm an artist & maker. A lifelong biblioholic, and advocate for all-things geekathon. Home is Long Island City, Queens, which I consider the greatest place on Earth. 5-year former Resident of Flux Factory, co-organizer for World Maker Faire (NYC), and blogger all over the net. Howdy!

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By Nick Normal

I'm an artist & maker. A lifelong biblioholic, and advocate for all-things geekathon. Home is Long Island City, Queens, which I consider the greatest place on Earth. 5-year former Resident of Flux Factory, co-organizer for World Maker Faire (NYC), and blogger all over the net. Howdy!

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New media artist Taeyoon Choi visited Europe’s second largest IKEA store near Malmö, Sweden, in December, 2011, along with a bag full of motors, microcontrollers, and hardware. Less a critique of consumption and mass-produced objects, Taeyoon’s sculptures make subtle sound hacks that interact with shoppers and the surrounding environment; the “critique” is there, but it’s more about what Taeyoon calls the “harmless tiny noise.” While I typically buy my dishware based on aesthetics and design, I admit I’m intrigued by some objects for their acoustic properties, although I never thought to bring them to life with a breadboard, Arduino, and a motor… until now!

[via The Creators Project]

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