Last month we launched a project to build a sculpture in Barcelona, at the IAM Festival, using pencils mailed in from all over the world. We collaborated with Vancouver-based studio Tangible Interaction to 3D-print special connectors that would allow us to connect the pencils together in a variety of ways. It was a pretty ambitious project considering we only had a few weeks to collect pencils and it would only work if we had lots.
You guys totally came through! All in all we had well over 1,000 pencils from all over the place: North and South America, Asia, Europe, Australia, India, and Sri Lanka! Thank you all for making our project in Barcelona a success! If you sent us a pencil you can now say that you have exhibited at the Design Museum of Barcelona, that's pretty cool!
Here is a quick time lapse of festival attendees building the sculpture.
At Copenhagen City Museum audience can experience an exhibition about youth culture and rock'n'roll in the city in the nineteen fifties. Obscura was asked to create a fun and engaging installation highlighting the jitterbug dance craze at the time. So we decided to create a simplified dancing game for all ages and project it onto a decorative structure that could fit into the aesthetics of the time.
Installation and interaction design: Obscura
Programming: Obscura and Bo Thorning
Laser cutting: cotter.dk
An interface designed for a museum wall display. This interface is meant to help the user learn about the echolocation process used by bats. Through sound and touch, interaction helps to immerse the user into a journey of the senses.