Creating a data-driven museum visitor experience at The Hill House
For the National Trust for Scotland
CODING | DATA ANALYSIS | INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION | MAKING
Visitors to the Hill House can carry totems with them to detects "ghosts" (historical figures) of The Hill House. Three totems represent Walter Blackie (who commissioned The Hill House), Charles Rennie Mackintosh (an architect commissioned by Blackie) and Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh (an architect commissioned by Blackie). Each totem detects a visitor's proximity to objects in The Hill House. A totem's light flashes with increasing speed as it nears an object associated with the person represented by the totem.
Created with Python, LoPy microcontrollers, LEDs, plastic spheres, paint, stickers, wicker, glitter, glue and CSV data
In collaboration with three students at the University of Edinburgh