Museene i Sør-Trøndelag

Museene i Sør-Trøndelag / Nordenfjeldske kunstindustrimuseum on 18-30 August 2016

Museene i Sør-Trøndelag / Nordenfjeldske kunstindustrimuseum


Igor Brkić from Radiona (Zagreb, Croatia)


The Igor plan was to create interactive installation that would fit in the space of Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum. Proposed project should look like a regular chair. Hidden in it is the computer (Raspberry Pi) with camera and servo motor drivers. Computer runs face detection algorithm. When nobody is looking (i.e. there are no detectable faces in the field of view) the chair is quietly whistling and “dancing” (the legs will have “knees” and will be moveable). As soon as anybody looks at it, it will stop in the normal position. Alternative (backup) approach (in case something fails) is that chair is dancing if there’s nobody near it and stops as soon as someone comes closer.

Objectives of the residence

  1. To give talk and holding workshop in multilingual environment
  2. To learn in multidisciplinary and multilingual environment
  3. To learn real time video processing on Raspberry Pi Platform
  4. To experiment and create an electromechanical device
  5. To meet local partners: Digs (co-workers, makers and doers community), Rockheim, the National Museum of popular music, Trondheim Science Centre and their Makerspace
  6. To participate in the Trondheim Maker Faire


  • Making of the “dancing chair” interactive installation, synthomir workshop, presentation at Trondheim Maker Faire
  • Workshop: Synthomir is 8-bit Arduino based open-source DIY synth by RADIONA.ORG. For High-school students from 16 – 18 years old from Byåsen High School