We are being Manipulated.
Is we controlling our phone, or our phone is controlling us?
Nowadays, we are so accustomed to all the convenience provided by modern technology. People are addicted to their phones. Short videos and social media are trying to seize our attention at any time.
What if your phone is manipulated by nature, like the wind?
This project proposed a speculative installation: what if we are losing control with our phone one day? With this shell, the smartphone will be controlled by the wind. Users need to constantly turn around to find the good wind direction to use the phone.
This project aims to generate a sense of powerless feelings. Would that be a good opportunity for humans to take back the initiatives of our attention from technology essentially?
Using Arduino, the air pressure sensor, motor, and the polarizer film achieved the looks-like and works-like prototype. With two sensors, the interactive installation can sense the wind direction. Polarizer film controlled by the motor and gear will accordingly rotate to change the perception of the phone screen.