Anthropology of Water

What there is to design around water is how we understand and relate to it.


A responsive surface captures the shape of water in a specific moment.

It is then brought to movement by making the input of light relative to the changes in a person's breathing pace.

This project suggests a system where the reactive nature of  water subjectively translates a person's emotional state, measured through the vital biological process of breathing. This concept allows for patients to self-diagnose and have a more natural, poetic experience of their own health state.

Water remembers. Water engulfs and carries what it encounters, and what it carries makes it move. This is the transparency of water: its movement reflects a sensibility to its surroundings. It makes other things present through that which changes it. Its surface reveals the life within.

Material: Casted glass, LED

(Programmer: Rob TIllaart)