The Interactive Megaphone is an installation made by young people expressing their ideas about their right to play, as described in the UN Convention for the Rights of the Child. The Interactive Megaphone is a big interactive polyhedral structure resembling a megaphone, made out of smaller tetrahedral megaphones created by young people.
Young people explored the maker culture and digital making by creating their own foldable megaphone. They used conductive paint to draw a capacitive sensor on the megaphone and learned about basic programming in Arduino. They then recorded their personal messages about why it is important to play and a micro-controller was used to play back their messages, which was then mounted on the large megaphone. Young people had the chance to play with technology, using it as a creative tool and means of self-expression, as they worked towards a common goal.
The Interactive Megaphone was commissioned by the Southbank Centre Digital Arts Programme for the WHY? Festival: What’s happening for the young Festival, London, 22-25 October 2015.
Projects leads: Artemis Papageorgiou & Gabriella Mastrangelo
Collaborator: Marion Lagedamont
Supported by Bare Conductive.