Futuristic Ritual: Universal Myth
Arduino, C++, Wearable Technology
An interactive installation exploring the combination of Cargo Cult culture and modern, interactive technology. Using subtle, playful interaction based on a narrative about lost pieces, the project will encourage the user to partake in a ritualistic ceremony to call forward a message from the mysterious God-like figure, John Frum. The user will wear one of a series of headdress that interact with a seemingly innocuous totem poll. Both elements are embedded with sensors and come alive when they are within a specific proximity of each other. FRUM was created with Alex Samuel in early 2013 as an Independent Study under the guidance of Sabine Seymour.