TDC Awards

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2023 TDC Awards - Lettering

Living Typography

Agency Hye Yeon Nam / Baton Rouge

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Living Typography is a robotically seeded living interface for collective music making. It is composed of a microcontroller, capacitive touch sensors, plants, and planting media. The interface is grown from robotically planted seeds in computationally generated planting patterns. The living matters – the plants and soil – act as a sensor network. Touching a zone of the living interface will play a sample from a sound palette of environmental recordings. People can touch, feel, listen to, and experience Living Typography while they appreciate the beauty of typography and nature.

2023 Awards

Total Points: 20

TDC Winner


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