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Dangling String February 14, 2007

Posted by Melissa Quintanilha in ambient displays, innovative interfaces.
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calmtech00004.gif Created by artist Natalie Jeremijenko, the “Dangling String” is one of the earliest expamles for Ambient Interfaces. Those interfaces lie in the periphery of our perception.

It consists of an 8 foot piece of plastic spaghetti that hangs from a small electric motor mounted in the ceiling. The motor is electrically connected to a nearby Ethernet cable, so that each bit of information that goes past causes a tiny twitch of the motor. A very busy network causes a madly whirling string with a characteristic noise; a quiet network causes only a small twitch every few seconds.

Placed in an unused corner of a hallway, the long string is visible and audible from many offices without being obtrusive.

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1. Making the “virtual” visible, audible… - November 3, 2008

[…] of the hallway and people can hear “in the periphery” how busy the network is.  https://interactionthesis.wordpress.com/2007/02/14/dangling-string/ “Dangling strings” aims to make visible, or better to say audible, the virtuality of the […]

2. cymnflelf - April 22, 2009

mm… thanks )

3. CCCB LAB » Arxiu del Bloc » De bits a àtoms, del click al touch - May 13, 2011

[…] Live wire: precursor dels dispositius ambientals, és un instrument escultòric creat per Natalie Jeremijenko per Xerox PARK, que consta d’un cordó de plàstic que penja d’un petit motor muntat al sostre. El motor està connectat a la xarxa ethernet de l’empresa, de manera que cada paquet d’informació que la travessa causa un moviment en el cordó. Els bits que viatgen pels cables dels ordinadors es fan tangibles a través del moviment del cordó que indica als treballadors si la xarxa està molt saturada (molt moviment) o no. L’escultura apel.la a la percepció perifèrica dels usuaris. […]

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