Created by: Stephanie Piper & Joseph Burgess
Country: Toowoomba QLD, Australia
Come party with the THE PARTY BUTTON, an interactive artwork inspired by crosswalk traffic interfaces, made up of a ‘walking’ and ‘stop’ traffic lights and a traffic light button.
When the button is pressed, the standard crosswalk ‘slow beep/fast beep’ combo is played, transitioning into one of 20 party tracks. The lights switch on, showing the traffic light characters dancing in a rainbow of LED colours. Two Party Buttons will be on display at either end of the Goodwill Bridge. Get some friends together and coordinate pressing the button at the same time for a special surprise!
About the Creators
Steph Piper is a maker with expertise in 3D printing, electronics and digital fabrication. She is the Community Engagement Coordinator at the University of Southern Queensland, looking after the library Makerspace. She is also co-founder of Elkei Education, introducing electronics skills and positive role models to young girls. With a background in biofabrication, Steph also teaches classes in 3D printing, Arduino and Hardware development. For more information, see www.piper3dp.com
Joseph Burgess is an interdisciplinary artist hailing from Portland, Oregon, in the United States. Joseph has worked internationally as an artist and creative technology consultant since 2012. His work ranges from sound design to animation and interactive media. Past projects have been featured at Vivid Sydney, Melbourne Museum and the Australia Synchrotron. Joseph is a director at Brisbane’s newest creative warehouse, KEPK space.