Paper Gif Roll

Jasmine A Soltani, Rushali Rupchand Paratey

A simple and funny installation that monitors paper towel use in the ITP bathroom and triggers a gif each time a paper towel is dispensed.


Every time a paper towel in one of the ITP bathroom is dispensed, a stretch sensor and microcontroller installed in the paper towel dispenser triggers a gif pulled from the giphy API on a website that will be displayed somewhere else on the floor. We hope the disconnect between the action and output inspires curiosity and amusement, and that the discovery of the trigger raises awareness about the environmental effects related to disposable paper products as well as cultural differences that govern their use.


Introduction to Physical Computing ITPG-GT.2301.005