No Such Luck

2017 / One-offs

Ultrasonic Sensor, Electronics, Glass, 3D Printed Plastic

No Such Luck is an interactive artefact that tickles the awkward intersection between superstition and logic, modelled after the fortune cat we see in many parts of Asia that is believed to bring in customers and wealth.

The augmented fortune cat that responds to the proximity of visitors in front of it. In an exhibition/gallery context, the artifact will beckon frenetically fast to “increase its fortune” and attract viewer-ship, slowing down as a visitor approaches it, and comes to a halt when the visitor is up close.

Although the symbolic representations of the traditional fortune cat are removed with the artifact, the distinct beckoning swing of the electromagnet pendulum gives us an uncanny user experience correlated to the lucky charm prevalent in Singapore and many parts of Asia.