Having Been There (collaboration with Abby Bennett)

Counting Benches - 28

Having Been There was a collaboration with artist Abby Bennett, completed in Fall in 2011. A custom-built bench was outfitted with a circuit designed to count the number of ‘sits’ the bench received. The circuit consisted of an Arduino micro controller, a seven-segment display mounted flush on the face of the bench (to display the number of ‘sits’), and a force-sensor mounted discreetly under one of the bench legs.  The circuit was powered by a 9V battery pack mounted on the underside of the bench, making the bench mobile and appear to have no visible wiring.