I want to create a touch me not plant / grass bed that shrivels up when you come near and touch it. A touch me not plant's motion has a similar feeling of wonder when one touches it and watches the leaves change.. So I think it'll be a good object to look at and explore how a mechanised version of it draws out similar or different feelings.
It is interesting to analyse what these interactions provide to enhance a viewing experience. Are these just a gimmick or a means of quick entertainment? Is it adding more depth to a project/ capturing more nuance?
It is also important to analyse how it impacts the viewer, does it make them more engaged or is it just a surface level interaction..
I wanted to include an interactive element to the project and looked at using either
a. sounds sensors
b. ultrasonic sensor
c. capacitive sensors
One idea was to look at and create a form of data visualisation, similar to the project in the arcticle "Expressing Emotions as a Monumental Light Display"