Harque Design + Research

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Control.Burble.Remote is part of a series of installations that started with the installation called Open Burble, except this installation is renewed with an interaction mode using remote controls like video remotes, TV remotes, etc.


Kilometer’s of 6.35mm carbon fiber rods
Kilometer’s of Excel D12 high performance sailing rope
Latex balloons (24″ and 36″)
Fishing lock-swivel clips


Around 300 miniature sensor circuits, one in each balloon, that respond to the infrared signals sent by the remote controls. Autonomous LED’s with attatched miniature sensors connected to them.
Also consoles, each containing an ST Micro triple-axis accelerometer provided by Spark Fun (one of the only places in the world you can find this sensor on a breakout board). This is reportedly the same sensor that will be in the new Nintendo Wii games console.


In Control.Burble.Remote, this relationship between remote controls and technological devices is turned inside-out. The public influences (but also doesn’t really control) the colors and patterns created by the infrared signals being sent by their remote controls. They become the performers of the spectacle and the relationship of people to their remotes and to each other is externalised, communal, and urban.


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