Using electronic systems, can we encourage curiosity and interaction between humans and nature as they engage with external stimuli, e.g. light? Every day we have opportunities to connect with other people, both verbally and non-verbally; whether it’s a handshake, opening the door for another person or replying “Hello” to someone as you walk around the city.
My aim is to bring about an alternative relation to the space we walk through, by providing an external stimulus that is triggered by the sensing of peoples’ presence. The definition of curiosity brings together a strong desire to know or learn something, and an atypical or interesting object or fact (Oxford Dictionary, 2016). The external stimulus in my project will need to be out of the ordinary in order to draw people towards it and to engage with it. As a consequence I hope to see reciprocal action in a particular way, where matter, fields and atomic and subatomic particles affect one another- simply put, an interaction.