Magic Tea

This interactive installation is the result of an ongoing design research project which explores how we might bring the transcendent and the everyday closer together. What is more everyday then brewing and drinking a cup of tea? The installation consists of a wearable, table and a cup. You can use it to make tea but in a completely different way than you are used to.

The objects are connected via a wireless connection through which they react to each other and the user. Whose heart-rate and respiration are translated into various media which can be experienced during different phases of the activity. This calming experience may change the way you see yourself and the world.

The installation may be used by individual users or operated by a "tea master" in which case more people can experience the process.

Individual use of the installation:

Demonstration by a "tea master":

Awareness Lab: concept, design, research, prototyping

Thanks to: Emanuela Slanzi (demonstration), Hans van Arken (IoT), Scott van Haastrecht (electronics), Rianne Jak (model video), Mirthe van der Poel (execution), Pietertje Westerink (reporting)

Made possible by: Avans University of Applied Sciences, Centre of Applied Research for Art, Design and Technology (CARADT)

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Contactpersoon: Danielle Roberts

Adres: Gasthuisvelden 11, 4811VX Breda, Nederland

Telefoon: +31 (0)76 520 40 82

E-mail: info{@}awarenesslab{.}nl

KvK: 20106988

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