Baöbaö

Baöbaö is an interactive installation which responds to the presence of people nearby. Every unit has an adjustable range within which it detects stimuli kept in its vicinity. On detecting a stimulus it changes its shape and gives a bowing gesture by leaning towards the stimulus. Baöbaö uses a proximity sensor which works in coordination with a mechanical pulley. On detecting a stimulus the Arduino starts rotating a servo motor which is connected to the pulley and this results in the movement of the whole unit.

The outer surface of Baöbaö is made up of a translucent material with parallel slits which helps in generating various geometric light patterns around the unit. The patterns change as soon as the unit starts to take a different shape.

The team explored movement and shadows through giving life to a simple object. A series of these objects responding to human behavior, created a connected experience and gave the impression that Baöbaö had a personality of its own.