The black box series is a set of nine input/output boxes using light, sound and touch/vibrate. Each box has a tight connection between input and output and translates sound to light, movement to sound, touch to touch etc.
The boxes are investigated playfully and while they blink, squeak and move we talk about what they do, and how they do it, but more also how it feels and what it reminds us off. Each child then designs a fantasy black box using cardboard boxes and craft materials.
The black box project is designed to amuse or surprise and support the communication of insights and intuitions. On the threshold between the everyday and the unexpected we are looking for new machines and new ideas.
Duration: 1 hour
Age range: 5-7 years old
Materials: Cardboard boxes, construction paper, kitchen foil, bubble wrap, duct tape, glue, wire, basic paint, string.
Tools: Scissors, paint brushes, glue gun, box cutter.