Electronic Sculpture Archive
Bruce Cannon

This site is an archive of my older interactive,  electronic and computer-controlled sculpture.  You can always find out about my latest projects via my gateway, brucecannon.com.


Control (1994) board side; click for an enlargementControl (1994)

Antique intercom, movement sensors, speech electronics;
8x7x5"; 7lbs.

Status: collection of Bruce Bettinger

This piece has a ten word vocabulary, all of which are negations, spoken with varying emphasis and tone.  Each time movement is detected within it's four to six foot range, the piece says "No!"

Control (1994) speaker side; click for an enlargementIf the piece is repeatedly triggered for a period of time, it will get angry, and become more frustrated and insistent.  If frequent movement continues, the sculpture heaves a sigh and shuts down for several minutes.

Control can be set on a pedestal, table or shelf.  It has a light sensor in the middle of each side, and so works three-dimensionally when placed in the middle of a space. Alternatively it can be placed against a wall, in which case the circuit side is the "front."  It requires bright lighting and 120v.



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