Nora & Torvald – sensor-controlled digital media in custom-designed pieces of furniture

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Nora & Torvald – sensor-controlled digital media in custom-designed pieces of furniture

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Nora & Torvald – sensor-controlled digital media in custom-designed pieces of furniture

‘Nora & Torvald’ – By rootoftwo (John Marshall and Cezanne Charles). Birch plywood, Arduino micro-controllers, sensors, speakers, audio. ‘Nora & Torvald’ embeds sensor-controlled digital media in custom-designed pieces of furniture. The starting point of this work is a re-reading of Henrik Ibsen’s play “A Doll’s House” (1879) to explore user-object relationships.

There is a photocell embedded in the seat of the armchair ‘Torvald’. This sends a message when it registers darkness (i.e. when someone sits down). This triggers a randomly selected line of dialogue (one of ten) from the play to be played as audio. There is an accelerometer in the rocking stool ‘Nora’. When she is rocked this triggers a randomly selected line of her dialogue (also one of ten) to be played as audio.

A&D 5th Annual Faculty Exhibition, Slusser Gallery, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd. 1st floor.

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