10 DEMO HOUR
14 WHAT ARE YOU READING?
16 HOW WAS IT MADE?
18 DAY IN THE LAB
1. Silent Scene
The aim of this project was to tangibly study a playful
experience that would occur without any direct physical or
sensory interaction. Silent Scene is an unusual machine that
does not offer any interactions to anyone. It is a stationary
device that appears to do nothing. However, when there are no
humans in its environment—when no sound, motion, or light
is detected—it secretly starts to create beams and rays of
stunning colors. The device will not function if anyone is near
it, which, for some people, is a kind of playful experience.
Lee, C.H., Lockton, D., and Kim, J. E. Exploring cognitive
playfulness through zero interactions. Proc. of the 2018 ACM
Conference Companion Publication on Designing
Interactive Systems. ACM, New York, 2018.
Chang Hee Lee, Royal College of Art
When no one is around,
Silent Scene comes to life,
emitting rays of colors.
NOVEMBER–DECEMBER 2018 INTERACTIONS 11 INTERACTIONS.ACM.ORG
when humans are