Heisenberg Eyes

I’m interested in interactive systems that get completed by leaps of imagination or by social mediation. One example I’ve pointed to is the elevator close-door button. This is a device that is often non-functional yet nevertheless encourages us to assign causality even where there is none. Building on this the idea, I created a responsive system that is only triggered when a user closes their eyes.

In this design, I wanted to think about other ways that interactive systems might be completed by the presence of others. I’m particularly interested in imagining a system that, like the close-door button, can be understood as “interactivity” for the benefit of spectators.