The purpose of this project was to serve as an introduction to the Washington Alexandria Architecture Center’s wood shop. The assignment was to create a “Token of Wonder” whose function challenges the user’s mind.
As a group of four, we began to question the link between social interaction and the increasing intelligence of our hand-held devices. How can our “smart” phones become a means of connection between outdoor users rather than a hindrance to physical conversation? Our object, carved through layers of Honduran Mahogany, serves as a passive amphitheater for smart phones, while promoting social gathering between students outside of our school.