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Plinko Poetry

An interactive installation that invite people to create blackout poetry.
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Plinko Poetry is an interactive installation that invite audience to create blackout poetry using current news titles from different news sources. The interface allows people to remove words from their original context to become a playful and satirical reminder of their meaning.

Players can pick a chip and insert it into the top slot on Plinko Poetry machine. The peg board in the front of the machine will alter chip's path in random direction, and the words behind the chip will be immediately highlighted. In this way, the machine blackouts all other words and displays a poem only with the words selected by the chip. Then a printer below the display will print out the poem for players.

Dimensions:72 x 24 x 24 in
 183 x 61 x 61 cm / each

Year:2012-2016

Medium:32" TV, printer, Raspberry Pi 2
 Peg board and frame
 V1.0 has one camera
 V2.0 has multiple sensors
 Customized circuit and software
 Acrylic, Stainless steel

Exhibitions:Time Square, 2016
 Grand Central Terminal, 2016
 Trump Tower 5th Avenue, 2016
 World Maker Faire (New York), 2015
 Barnes & Noble, 2015
 ITP Winter Show, 2011

Press:Creative Applications
 Gizmodo
 FastCo Design
 Engadget
 MAKE
 Verge
 "The Best of Design 2013", Core77







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