The Happiness Machine

Interactive installation at Oerol


At Holland’s largest theatre festival Oerol we installed the Happiness Machine; an interactive work that puts every single visitor on a pedestal by highlighting and praising his or her's most special body characteristics. Each visitor gets a fully customized treatment, generated by interactive software. This makes the experience feel very personal, even though people are aware of the fact that it’s only a machine.

My Work

The digital part of this installation was built by me. It features several connected Raspberry Pi's, sensors, a webcam and an audio system. The software is capable of generating a unique audio stream based on a person's external features and controls the webcam and audio system depending on the input of its sensors.