Continuing with the digtial and physical artworks, here is an interactive poetry wall sample. This can be scaled in size and poem construction to fit any wall. Each drum contains a set of 11 words in each category i.e. nouns, adjective's etc. The drums can be slotted in and out which means that any category can easily be updated or a whole new set inserted if required.The drums are made from printed aluminium.
The drums are programmed to respond randomly when a person is detected - eight drums rotate on each occasion. This significantly changes the poem and guarentees a varied combination every time.
The sonic sensor is programmed to respond to people within a range of 5cm to 50 cm's of the artwork. The sonic sensor acts like a bats echolocation.
The background pattern is made from a repeated ampersand.
A short film showing the interactive poetry wall in action is currently being made and will be uploaded when complete.
Thanks enormously to Sue Stewart and Matt Little.