Disharmony Phidget

The disharmony piece is an abstract conglomeration of loosely related themes designed for no practical purpose besides hopefully provoking some thought in the viewer. All parts were crafted with deliberate intention, but there is no specific meaning. Any interpretation is correct.


Some of the materials and methods used include: paper maché, cardboard, a plastic basket, an air pump, a turtle food container, Christmas lights, the motor from an electric pencil sharpener with some modifications (lots of hammering), ink and paint sketches, magazine clippings, film canisters, chess pawns, three light sensors, a power bar phidget device, a microphone and Visual Basic. Special thanks goes to: duct tape, Krazy Glue, Goop Household adhesive sealant, Elmer's glue, Bondex wallpaper paste, UHU Glue Stick, and of course, Silly Putty.

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The Creator

Mike Polowick created this for his short assignment as part a senior-level human computer interaction class at the University of Calgary.


Created in March, 2002


Next exhibit: Ele-Phidget