Air Teapot, USA

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Feel an invisible model of the Utah Teapot, that sings verses from “I’m a little teapot” as you interact with it.

This piece was curated by Marc J.Barr for  the exhibition The Teapot as Object and Icon (The Teapot Exhibition) at Siggraph 2006 in Boston.

The Air-Teapot challenges our reliance on sight to understand the world we live in and rebels against the visual dominance of computer interfaces. By tapping with the tea-spoon, we can feel and hear a teapot in the space in front of us, but there is nothing to be seen but a teapot stand. This is a teapot with character that convinces you there’s more to the world than meets the eye.

Where better to foment a revolution in a teapot than Boston!

Barrass, S. (2006).  Haptic-Audio Narrative: From Physical Simulation to Imaginative Stimulation. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 4129, 157-165.