Context is the Message

Interactive mechanical and digital installation for visitors to experience the meaning and importance of context in communication, exhibited at the Leiden Museumnacht in the Boerhaave Museum. Visitors could enter colored balls into the machine, which would demonstrate how communication between two cooperating 'brains' could fail or succeed depending on their personal context and the task at hand.

The installation was built using a Linux computer, Arduino, lights, sensors and actuators and programmed in Python and C. My main responsibilities were writing the software, including the Arduino mechanical routines and the communication between the Arduino and the PC.

  • Year : 2013