Going out is supposed to be a social experience, but how often do you find yourself standing at the bar, waiting for drinks, surrounded by people that keep their hopeful gaze fixed solely on the bartender? Anemone brings the bar’s surface to life, providing entertainment to everyone around it and serving as an ice breaker. Anyone can join in on the interaction, leading to a shared experience.
More pictures are available from Flickr.
Anemone was field tested from Tuesday the 7th of July until July 10, 2009 in Media Art Café Berlijn in Enschede. Additionally, a preliminary version was demonstrated at intetain2009 on Wednesday 24th of June 2009. Finally, we have had the honour to have been invited to take part in the 2009 edition of the Discovery festival in the NEMO science museum in Amsterdam.
Since its initial conception, Anemone has been featured in a number of newspapers and other media:
- “3 vragen aan…” – Algemeen Dagblad, 2-7-2009
- “Levendige bar” – De Telegraaf, 8-7-2009
- “Interactieve Bar” – RTV Oost, 8-7-2009
Anemone was designed and developed by Richard Loos, Robby van Delden, Daniel Tetteroo, Peter Vel, Boris Zijsling & Michel Jansen
See The HMI showcase page for more information.