Both currently enrolled at a design school in Paris, the pair’s experiments with differing shapes and colours of jelly have resulted in a jelly board game – Noisy Jelly. In what they describe as a ‘noisy chemistry lab’, users create their own jelly with water and a few grams of agar agar powder. Once set, the jelly can be placed on the game board and touching it, activates different sounds.
“Technically, the game board is a capacitive sensor, and the variations of the shape and their salt concentration, the distance and the strength of the finger contact are detected and transform into an audio signal. This object aims to demonstrate that electronic can have a new aesthetic, and be envisaged as a malleable material, which has to be manipulated and experimented,” say Cauvard and Pluvinage.
The game is still a work in progress. Watch the video below to see it in action:
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