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September 27, 2005

Low Tech Sensors and Actuators


A Low-Tech Conceptual Framework for Complex Interactive Systems

Low Tech Sensors and Actuators is a collaboration between Haque Design + Research and Aether Architecture.

Commissioned by the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT), we developed a suite of low-tech sensors and actuators using electronic children's toys and gadgets that can be hacked for their constituent parts. In this way, artists and architects can quickly and cheaply develop interactive spaces and objects. The outcome of the project was an instruction manual of sorts, a manifesto for low-tech, a conceptual framework for complex interactive systems. IR toys as proximity sensors, cats as interfaces, torches as power sources, walkie talkies as wireless networks. Have a look at our report [PDF ]

Posted by jo at September 27, 2005 10:23 AM