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Living Pixels

CONTEXT: Making Studio, MFA Products of Design, SVA


Press: Featured in Arduino Blog, Adafruit Blog.

Living Pixels: Welcome

“What if smart devices actually did have personalities and emotions
that we as humans don’t ever see?”

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Seeing smart home products being more common in our lives, I’ve started to think about the relationship between people and these products. If one day, smart home products become an indispensable part of everyone's life, what attitudes should we take to coexist with them? How are we going to treat them?

We like to call smart home products with a human name, like Alexa. It seems that we are trying to see them as individuals with intelligence. But are we treating them that way? If electrical appliances really have life, will we treat them differently?

To imagine a world where technology has life, I made a picture frame that shows emotion when people leave the room.

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Making Process

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Ciruit Bulding

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Living Pixels: Work

The circuit is built by connecting a LED matrix, and a PIR motion sensor to an Arduino board. An additional lipoly battery as a extra power supply to run the LEDs in full brightness.

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Living Pixels: Image

A wooden grid and a layer of plastic foam is placed under the acrylic sheet to diffuse and blend the light.

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