Ripples is an interactive light installation that was conceptualised and prototyped for the module User Experience in Design. The group consists of five students from the School of Art, Design and Media (ADM, including one exchange student), and nine students from the School of Information Engineering & Media (IEM), all from Nanyang Technological University.
We were inspired by artist Lee Yun Qin's work for the same festival, titled Moonflower and were motivated to give a new spin to tackle the issue of disposable plastic cups within Nanyang Technological University (NTU) itself. In this project, we aimed to convey the message of how small actions from every individual in the society can create big ripples of change for the environment.
The students from ADM set up collection points around their campus and encouraged people to discard their unwanted plastic cups into them instead of throwing the cups into the bins. There after, all the cups were washed before being transformed into flowers for the interactive light installation. After more than one hundred flowers have been attached to the acrylic tubes with the help of hot glue guns by the students from ADM, they were sent to the students from IEM for wiring and arduino coding.
Filmed by: Pascal Maurice, Lim Hong Sheng
Produced and edited by: Pascal Maurice
Contributing members: Ho Ping, Lim Hong Sheng, Lim Suhwee, Weng Yayu