Graphic Play: Interactive Art by Purin Phanichphant
Artist Purin Phanichphant presents a selection of his interactive pieces at Keystone Gallery, with an opening party on Friday May 1, 6:30-9pm. Exhibition runs May 1-10, 10am-7pm daily.
Combining his fun-loving Thai roots, an obsession with knobs, buttons, and screens, and his training as an interaction designer, Purin's works are often playful, interactive, and simple.
These characteristics manifest in products and experiences ranging from a six-foot-tall land-glider dubbed the Death Wheel 3000dx, to the marble run exhibit for the Exploratorium San Francisco. Other notable pieces include a machine that churns out authentic Thai food with the push of a button, a wall covered with 418 tap lights displaying user-generated graphics, and a crowd-sourced curation of positive four-letter words.
Purin holds a BFA in Industrial Design and Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University, and an MFA in Product Design from Stanford University. Prior to becoming a full-time artist, he worked as a principal product designer at IDEO San Francisco and taught design courses at Stanford University and General Assembly.