At the beginning of this month, the interactive fountain installation I designed was showcased at TEDxBrainport. People could try out my prototype and other cool experiences between the talks. It was a daunting task to get everything ready and I was quite anxious about every possible scenario I could imagine going wrong. But everything went well. It was a great day and I feel grateful for the opportunity.

I recorded some videos during the day, and edited it into a small compilation. Above is the result in case you want to get a quick impression of people interacting with my design during the event. Also, Karel Tsang wrote a cool article on my fountain design if you want to read more.


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    Aubrey @ Barcode Alternative

    June 23, 2013 at 19:05

    Congratulations to you for being featured! When I saw your interactive fountain creation, the first time you shared it, I was just in awe. I’m so happy it’s been featured at such a grand place.

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    June 23, 2013 at 20:51

    You designed this? Amazing!! I love learning more about your creativity every time I visit. :)

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    floating thru fields

    June 23, 2013 at 21:28

    Marielle……this is crazy awesome!!! I love the idea of this fountain!!! It’s so fun and simply playful I would love to walk through this fountain:)
    Not only are you talented in the traditional arts but in industrial design as well. You continue to inspire me :)

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      Magical Day Dream

      July 1, 2013 at 10:36

      :D Right now I am looking for opportunities to further develop it; I would love for more people to walk through it!

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    June 23, 2013 at 23:11

    That’s so, so cool! It’s so great that your work is being recognised and available to a wider audience

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    June 23, 2013 at 23:42

    This looks amazing – can’t wait to get home from work to watch this. maybe I can be sneaky and watch it at work.
    Still what an amazing achievement. You always continue to inspire me.

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    June 24, 2013 at 05:16

    Good for you! Your fountain design is so neat. You’re very clever indeed.

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    Laura Beth

    June 25, 2013 at 00:29

    Marielle – WOW!! What a stunning piece. Complex mechanics I cannot even begin to imagine. I am so glad that you shared this with us all. Your creativity knows no bounds!!

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      Magical Day Dream

      July 1, 2013 at 10:39

      Yeah it was quite a challenge. I programmed everything myself; the fountains are on the market and they behave the way you program them. But mostly they are used quite statically

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    joyce matula welch

    June 30, 2013 at 10:47

    This is so cool! I loved watching the different people interact with your work. Wonderful!

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      Magical Day Dream

      July 1, 2013 at 10:40

      Me too! So far I only tested it on a couple of users, so it was quite fun to see so many people interact with it (I loved the guy walking backward haha)

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    July 4, 2013 at 14:25

    This is so cool! Congrats! People were even brave enough to go through with their cell phones! ;)

    This installation is such a great conversation piece. I loved seeing everyone’s reactions as they went through…

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      Magical Day Dream

      July 9, 2013 at 14:41

      haha I know, and also with complete laptops in backpacks etc. I was terrified the whole time that somehow my installation would malfunction. I think I was more nervous than they were.

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    July 2, 2014 at 18:11

    I hadn’t seen this!
    It looks like so much fun! ♥


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