oak, book, Arduino, various electronics

Mobi is a literary visualization device, used to recognize vocabulary from a story, and bring words to life with imagery. A copy of Moby Dick wired up with magnetic reed switches, programmed via Arduino and mapped to Processing. The user's magnetic stylus triggers images on the screen when it moves over certain words on the page.

'Mobi' is a prototype created in collaboration with Amelia Hancock, Sarah Hallacher, and Kawita Kandpal.


Mobi In Action

The sensor sandwich