DaDa Box

Media Art @ HfG Offenbach | 2010


DaDa Box is an interactive storytelling object. It adopts the idea of “Collage” from Dadaism, a cultural movement in 1910s, allows a person to generate stories by a simple tangible action: shaking. When the box is shaken, a story contained inside switches its order randomly by sentence, and starts playing to the listener.


The application

The first application is a poem generator. The poem <A.M.> by Kurt Schwitters is stored in the box. With each shaking action, different orders of this poem are generated and played.


The implementation

DaDa Box contains an Arduino Board, an Waveshield for audio playing, an accelerometer, a mini speaker and a LiPo battery.