December 15, 2009
I have a bean...
The Poem Bean is a silly little gadget communicating in an oldschool way. You can store a poem or any personal message in your bean. Like a tiny new media hero, it carries a modern-day message in a bottle and connects literature with new media. The bean shows us how to rediscover poetry with the help of technology.
Why? It’s fun to explore different ways of creating connections between artistic areas. Linking literature and new media – transmitting poems in Morse code – gives us a funny new device that can be used to send (secret) messages and to enjoy poetry.
How does it work?
Push the Bean’s belly so that the LED eye starts blinking the encoded poem in Morse code. If you know Morse code you can read out the hidden message easily. If you are unfamiliar with Morse code, the web app ‘Beanary’ helps to translate the code. There you can also teach a new poem to your bean.
Product design and branding by
Coding and making the Bean come alive
Eszter Ozsvald , Eduárd Sík, Krisztián Gergely, Lajos Tóth, Zoltán Csík-Kovács
Pixelache Helsinki, 2010