06 DEMO HOUR
10 WHAT ARE YOU READING?
12 HOW WAS IT MADE?
14 DAY IN THE LAB
1. The Sound
of a Hug
The Sound of a Hug is an installation about an
experience I had when I was young. My parents would
take me to nursery school by motorcycle. On the way to
school, I could hear a melody deep in my heart, while
also hearing the sounds around me. This installation
has a set of 3D-printed microswitches that respond
when squeezed in a particular way. There are three
parts to the mechanism that make three kinds of
sounds: the melody of my memory, the sound of the
motorcycle, and the sound of the trees swaying in the
wind. When I hug my installation—just as when I hugged
my parents on the motorcycle—I can hear the same
melody and sounds once again.
Pin-Cheng Lin, Shih Chien University
The sound-producing mechanism of the installation.
The Sound of a Hug artifact.