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Scott Murray

Project / 2009 February


What can drawers tell us about our daily routines? How many times each day do we open and close drawers to remove or deposit objects? If we could observe these patterns of usage, how would they look?

In this conceptual project, a drawer’s contents are scanned two times for each use: First, as the user pulls open the drawer, and then again after the drawer is closed. The result is a capture of both the active process of removal / adjustment / deposit, as well as the final state of rest. The scans are compiled in sequence and the video output is rendered on an external display.

Watch the video in high definition.

A collaboration with Simon Bae and Mingxi Li. More info.


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