This project, Synchronicity Matching, was one of the many projects parts of The Night of Art and Science in Groningen. The main theme of the entire exhibition was about the heart. Therefore me and my team members came up after different ideas to the idea of a random dating project around this theme. My role lay around concepting and the technical part.
We created these shoulder pieces that we gave to viewers of the exhibition at the front door of our room and told them it was part of a research project to record the movement of the public throughout the exhibition. With the use of Arduino programming, we made 2 of the shoulder pieces’ lights flash using infrared sensors and told the people wearing them that we believed they were a perfect match for each other based on the synchronicity of their movement. We then brought them over to a table with a romantic set-up for a short speed date where we poured them a glass of wine each and asked them a number of random funny questions to help them get to know each other. The shoulder pieces are made with silicons and Arduino.
Discipline Interactive — Client De Nacht van Kunst en Wetenschap — Year 2016