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Subtle Sound Hacks at Europe’s Largest IKEA Store

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Subtle Sound Hacks at Europe’s Largest IKEA Store

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]

6 thoughts on “Subtle Sound Hacks at Europe’s Largest IKEA Store

  1. Anonymous says:

    IKEA Kungens Kurva, Stockholm, is the world’s largest IKEA-store.

  2. Theo Willows says:

    It’s Malmö, not Malmø. And the IKEA there is Europe’s *second* largest, the largest would be Kungens Kurva, Stockholm.

    1. Anonymous says:

      Thanks, corrected!

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