Arany200 – Emoji, trial of Strength
The Petőfi Literary Museum in Budapest in 2017 organized the exhibition “Selfportrai with Masks” to commemorate the 19th century Hungarian poet János Arany. In addition, a smaller and particularly education mobile exhibition, the “Arany bus” was travelling around in the countryside. We designed two playful interactive installations, addressing the younger visitors, which made part of both exhibitions.
On a large touch-screen the visitor may define a series of 6 emotions, by choosing from a set of emojis, the facial expression representation of emotions commonly used in current online communication. The program generated a 6-line poem, by selecting from the ouvre of Arany lines with the requested emotional content.The outcome is presented in the acoustic and visual style of contemporary raps.
Video on our YouTube channel: here.
TRIAL OF STRENGTH
In the game the visitor explores the path of Toldi, the famous hero in a well-known epic poem by Arany. At each station, he/she is invited to match his/her physical strength and skills against those of Toldi. While the tasks differ, the visitor uses a physical device to express pressure or give impetus to a stone thrown. The physical device gets calibrated, thus serving young children and strong adults alike. The actual task and the effect of the force by the user are depicted in animated screens. If the user pass a test, the lines from the epic by Arany appear too.
Concept: Bence Samu
Animation and graphic desig: Dániel Huszár
EMOJI sound design: Ágoston Nagy
Project leader: Zsófia Ruttkay