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  1. 2020 | Winter Demo Day/

The Pillow Project

Electronics for Artists

Look at it, touch it, listen to it, close your eyes, and have a good sleep.

For a very long time, I have been experiencing an addiction to viewing and listening to ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) related content on the internet. Almost every evening, the last thing I will do to put myself to sleep is watching some eating audio and visual content. Seams like this have become the cure for my sleeping issues.

The Pillow Project is an interactive, wearable installation piece with sounds that are triggered by human body movement. The bigger the body moves the louder the sound is. In contrast to that, the smaller the body moves the lower the sound becomes. The sound will gradually fade out when people stay still and fall asleep.

The usage of the sound takes inspiration from the strange internet phenomenon on the internet: ASMR addiction. The sound samples are from 8Dio, recomposed by me with adding some self enjoyed sound elements, for example, the deep whispering, rubbing the plastic paper, slowly shaking a water bottle, squeezing the air out of a milk bottle, etc.