Whisper is an interactive kinetic sculpture which combines a proximity sensor and a motor stepper to create emotional connections between users. With the simple act of blowing a balloon or a pinwheel, users can send subtle messages to their beloved ones. When the message is detected by the sensor, the wooden kinetic sculpture begins to move, spin, and shake. These output movements are determined by the various input modalities the users have, such as blowing a pinwheel or being around the sensor’s vicinity.
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