The objective of this project was to explore how emotions can be communicated through expressive motions for inanimate objects to give them a personality.
Using the SoundCloud API I wanted to create a record player that draws an album cover based on the comments from a song.
Precedence research on interactive products
The design challenge for this project was to find a nonsensical ambient noise and translate that into a digital output (e.g. light, motion, etc.) through signal processing. For my project I chose to listen to tea boiling and translate the noise into patterns on LEDs that was expressive and reflective of the water boiling in a tea kettle.