Baenana is an interactive XL banana that talks about modern day romance. Defying the conventional formula, New York City’s unique dating culture blurs the line between platonic and romantic love. Baenana unravels her intimate experience with her significant other through a seemingly innocent children’s toy. From the romantic first encounter to repetitive status speculations, Baenana contemplates the notion of true love and issues on contemporary relationships.
Completed in 2017 / Dimension: 7 x 28 x 9 inches / Hardware: Arduino UNO microcontroller board, magnetic contact switches, magnets, Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker, DFPlayer, jumper wires, 9V battery, breadboard, zipper, velcro, fiber fill, felt / Software: Arduino IDE, view my code.
Demo / User interacts with Baenana by peeling her to toggle different parts of the narration.