Paper Boats


Paper Boats.

Here’s a documentation of my analog interactive space! A mistake on my part to not have anticipated the rain, and only water proofing the bottoms and not the top. But none the less, thankfully I have enough footage (thanks Kamarul!) to be put together into a video.

Instead of the initial idea of having a huge boat that was able to carry a person in it, (due to limiting finances) I chose to approach the idea differently by constructing several smaller scale origami boats instead.

Overall, I was quite happy with the results, (and would be even happier if I had made them fully waterproof), as even in that short amount of time that they were displayed, they were able to capture the attention of many passer-by, who stopped to take a photo even in the rain! I even saw a few tags on Instagram which made me more motivated to create a more lasting installation for my digital one.

Analog Interactive Space: Paper boat


Idea? Make a life size “origami” boat with cardboard to be placed at the fountain in ADM

Why choose the ADM fountain? Common place that we walk past everyday and take for granted.

Why a origami boat? It is something that we played with as a child and familiar to all of us. I want remind people to “play”, and not just be so engrossed in work.

Interactivity? Changing how we perceive the common space, and maybe even encourage people to get into the fountain to have a photo taken with it, etc.

Future digitalisation? Addition of lights at night, and maybe even a small QR code printed on the boat to have a video shown, or # on instagram to have people participate in it.