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03-06-2007, 06:52 PM
I've finaly gotten some better documentation of the project I set up in Lacoste, France. It was a cave filled with rocks, with colored lamps dispersed throughout. The lamps were made from simple LEDs and batteries inside an eggshell. Each had a unique RFID and could be brought to a central location to trigger a sound. Images can be found here:


Thanks again for all your help.

-- Carla

03-07-2007, 09:09 AM
That site is awesome Carla, thanks for the update!

No problem at all about the help, glad that we were able to. I'm really happy to hear that I could help you out considering I don't know Actionscript at all, and all the help was coming straight from theory.

Do you mind if we blog about your project?

I'm excited to hear what other artistic projects you build with Phidgets:)

Anytime you need a hand, you know where to find us:D

03-10-2007, 08:24 AM
Oh I don't mind the blogging one bit! Blog away!

03-15-2007, 03:08 PM
Here is a bit more information about the project:

Fragile: Handle with Care is an interactive art installation in the Galerie Bleue in Lacoste, France. Lacoste is a small medieval village perched atop the Luberon Valley in Provence. The installation ran from February 16 to March 10, 2007.

Upon entering the rough and rock-filled interior space of the gallery, one is confronted with the startling sight of luminous, colorful egg-vessels dispersed throughout. Close inspection reveals subtleties in the texture and the irregularity of the cracked shells, seductive objects that invite touching. A glowing "nest" object, holding three egg-vessels, is perched in the center of the room. Ambient sounds change based on the viewer's placement of the eggs in the nest, revealing that each one has a unique identity. Signage outside the gallery encourages viewers to “play with” the art, despite the fact that they will need to be mindful of the fragility of each piece once they begin handling it. Once they overcome the fear of touching the art, they become immersed in the playful activity of hunting for sounds by finding more eggs within the crevices of the rocks and soil

Materials include: white eggs, RFID tags, RFID readers, wax, LEDs, 3V batteries, resistors, tape, computer and sound system.

Here is a link to a video that shows someone interacting with the exhibit: