The Most Useless and Amusing Interface Ever creates audio and visual effects when you pop bubble wrap in front of it. It is a useless machine, a useless gadget, it doesn’t serve for any specific purpose nor it solves any problem. It’s just an absurd interface, a novelty toy (an object which is specifically designed to serve no practical purpose, and is sold for its uniqueness, humor, or simply as something new). A simple divertimento, a source of amusement by popping bubble wrap.
The Most Useless and Amusing Interface Ever (MUAIE) generates a collective music sheet of sounds and visual explosions. It accumulates the interaction of all players during a day in a music sheet.
The most useless and amusing interface was inspired by the homeostatic machines created by the british cybernetics artists. It’s a heterostatic machine, a useless machine with no purpose in any of its states. The most useless and amusing interface simply augments with visual and audio effects the bubble wrap pops.
The most useless and amusing interface was inspired by absurdism and the existentialism philosophy or from the chindōgu (the Japanese art of inventing gadgets that seem like a solution to a particular problem. However, they cause so many new problems that effectively they have no utility whatsoever). The most useless and amusing interface was inspired was also inspired by the most useless machine ever.
Project developed with: Dani Gallardo and Mathieu Bosi.
Project development: 10.11.2015 – 17.11.2015
Tasks: idea, hardware development and visuals.
Produced at: Convent de Sant Agustí for Recorreguts Sonors.
Photos: Anna Carreras & Dani Gallardo.
References: Mugen Puchipuchi.