One Button Device
I am currently taking part in a workshop called the One Button Device workshop being held at SPACE in Mare Street. The workshop is convened by Openlab Workshops who specialise in workshops that introduce free and open source tools and technologies for artistic creation. This course involves working towards the creation of an artifact or device which is operated by one button only and will most likely (but does not necessarily) include the use of the open source hardware framework, Arduino. A small segement of the brief follows:
In a world where our interaction with technology is dominated by qwerty keyboards, multi-functional hand-held devices, motion-detection controllers and touch screens what becomes of the lowly, single button? Is it still possible to find inventiveness in simplicity?