tag: #interactive

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The Happiness Machine |

What is happiness and where can you find it these days? With an ever-growing ‘audience’ on social media, happiness seems to be sought outside of the self more and more. Can you actually feel better about yourself when others tell you that you are great? And does this type of happiness last long enough? This project questions what affirmation of the crowd can do to a […]

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Collective [Ir]Rationality |

Studio KNOL researches mass behaviour in artspace MU. Each year, the Dutch Design Week draws hundreds of thousands of people who crowd the town expecting to be surprised. But what moves them? Taking this question as a starting point, Studio KNOL creates an experimental exhibition together with art space MU that researches the (ir)rational behaviour of the masses. With Collective [Ir]Rationality, Studio KNOL […]

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Room for Inspiration |

Stress – especially work related stress – is a major issue in our current society. According to Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek, 10% of the Dutch working population suffers from burnout symptoms. Yearly, 30.000 people are declared incapacitated by mental health problems, of whom 9000 (30%) due to stress and overload. Stress at work is an emerging problem, affecting people […]

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Mobile Memorial |

“Hollandsche Schouwburg, geen voorstelling van te maken” (in dutch the word ‘voorstelling’ stands for theater show as well representation). Until 1940, The Hollandsche Schouwburg was a popular theatre, putting on many well-known Dutch plays. Over the years the function of the Schouwburg changed drastically. Today the Hollandsche Schouwburg is a monument and war memorial. During the Second World War, Jews were rounded […]

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Out of Office |

In early April, studio KNOL opened Out of Office; a picture-perfect flexworking space in the center of Eindhoven. Barely two weeks later it was on its way to become the most popular working spot in town, but just when everyone was spreading the word things started to turn around… Introduced to social media and local press as the newest flexible […]

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Transit Mantra |

Far more than anything the city is a spot where we are continually in transition. Transit Mantra resounds the energy of our movements in the urban landscape. The knowledge of getting in transition now becomes a pleasant moment of reflection. A symbiosis of beautiful design and an improved sense of safety, that is how the installation ‘Transit Mantra’ is best described. Since […]

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Transit Mantra – Prototype |

Preliminary phase of the project; building + testing the prototype and designing the interaction. The installation is an interactive swarm, fed by movements of people walking by. Its modules are then activated, and start to form a pattern of light and soft electronic sound. The interaction is a direct reaction to the character of the movement. When a lone pedestrian […]

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The Liquid Project |

Around the world, a growing number of independent contractors and freelancers stroll from meeting to meeting only pausing for lunch or coffee. We define them as Modern Nomads. Hip, young, social and ambitious professionals, involved in a variety of interesting projects. These modern nomads are able to assign any place to be their ‘temporary office’, since they do not have […]

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Light flock |

Spatial moving object designed for the open atrium in the city hall in Eindhoven. The installation bends incoming natural light and reflects changing colour patterns on floor and walls of the building. Abstract stained glass modules react like a flock of birds on changing situations in the space. In the city hall, people come for passports, drivers licences and other civil […]

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Enlighted Thoughts |

A design for the ‘circus of thoughts’, a show in theater Carre Amsterdam. The dancers’ movements are connected through technology, expressing an enlighted thought. The ornaments light up whenever the dancers touch certain connection points on their own or each others body, enlighting their performing space.