A Seesaw and a Scoreboard is an interactive installation that invites viewers to sit on an adult-sized seesaw to play. Viewers will immediately notice that when they are in squatting position their points on a projected scoreboard will increase and voices of children on a playground can be heard cheering from the respective speaker. When users are suspended in the air, however, their scoreboard points decrease (at a slower rate) and the voices of the playground children sound more like yelling taunts. The number at the top of the screen is the time of day in military time and the number at the bottom is the length of time that the piece has been installed and running in the particular spaces almost as a record of the performance.
14′ x 1′ x 3′ (variable dimensions)
wood, paint, computer, projector, wiring, sensors, serial interface, speakers