The world’s first musical cactus Cactunes is an experimental project that attempts to stretch the limits of the smart home by infusing it with a sense of humour, questioning if our increasingly intimate relationship with gadgets can make life less logical and more magical. By equipping household cactus plants with sensors and audio devices they are transformed into musical instruments. The user has an ingrained assumption against touching cacti challenged, and in the process, a small piece of the untapped potential of home automation becomes visible.
In 2014 students from the second year Bachelor in Industrial Design and students from the Media & Interaction Design department worked together on this project as a part of the Delirious Home exhibition. A playful interpretation of the “smart home”more
IKEA Vehicle Toy Kit
“Our idea for comes from the memory of riding a swivel chair with brothers and sisters and dreaming of being a pilot.”