Ricardo Nascimento, Ebru Kurbak, Fabiana Shizue
Environmental interaction, 2008
Interface Cultures, raum&designstrategien
*Taiknam Hat* is a kinetic piece of mobile headwear that reacts to changes in radio wave signals from the surrounding environment. The intention of the project is to visualize invisible signals and to contribute to the awareness of the increasing electromagnetic radiation surrounding us. *Taiknam Hat* utilizes biological principles regarding the causes and properties of horripilation in birds as a metaphor, in order to express our bodies’ irritation towards electromagnetic radiation as well as to create a visual and tactile signage of their existence to other people. When users wear the *Taiknam Hat* radio wave signals in their neighborhood become visible as feathers on the *Taiknam Hat* start to move according to the strength of the radio wave signal.