LANdelion

Kitchen Budapest has created a new flower species - its name is derived from the English word ‘dandelion’ and the acronym 'LAN' (Local Area Network). The organically shaped LANdelion is crafted from reused cables, and it is revived by blowing its petals.

The one diameter sphere behaves as a round blow-sensor and reacts to the actions of the participants. The sculpture is gently glowing by default. When a visitor blows into one of the microphones a lightwave flows through on its vibrating surface backed up by hexaphonic sound.

LANdelion

LANdelion

The user's experience has been the focus of technological improvement for a long time. Beyond the experience-based elements targeting market competition, labs such as KIBU (which explore devices and applications in a social context) concentrate on experimentation with experiences (visual, vocal, tactile etc). The blow-sensitive dandelion is an example of KIBU's relationship to DIY (Do It Yourself) culture and the UI (User Interaction) design.

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LANdelion

Documentation pictures about preparation and presentation:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitchenbp/sets/72157623242315284/

Pics from the Kinetica Art Fair London 2010:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitchenbp/sets/72157623224642537/

Video documentation about Kinetica Art Fair 2010:
http://vimeo.com/9671520