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Physical Representation of Data January 29, 2007

Posted by Melissa Quintanilha in physical interaction design.

Datafountain: Money translated to water


This fountain is connected to money currency rates on the internet. It is realtime, refreshed every five seconds. This mobile fountain measures 5x4x3 meters. The relation between money and water is evident. On the datafountain are displayed the Yen, Euro and Dollar (¥ € $). Currency rates are closely interconnected; their interdependence is visible in water. The design of the casing was kept as minimal as possible. The water is the thing to look at and listen to.

flashbag.jpg flashbag – USB Flash Drives with micro pump

The size of the device changes depending on the amount of data it holds.

When the device is about to blow up you will see the familiar error message on your screen:

“There is not enough free space”.

When swithched off the flashbag remains pumped up,
so you can estimate with the naked eye how much more pics,
books and music albums can be transferred into it.



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