Puffin Jam

Unsworn Industries

In selected pedestrian crossings in the city, push-button units are replaced with similar looking boxes that, in addition to the existing controls and displays, also provide a touch interface for generating sounds of different tonalities and timbres. Pedestrians play musical notes while waiting for the lights to change, encouraging subtle and playful communication with pedestrians on the other side.

Unsworn Industries, creators of unconventional interventions, see Puffin Jam as a public ice-breaker, a conversation starter and a catalyst for the exchange of random smiles. Puffin Jam offers a possibility for subtle, non-demanding connections with fellow citizens; excuses for musical chit-chats, flirting, pranks or conversations.