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What if Photo Exhibitions Had Physical Facebook Like Buttons?

Mario Klingemann created this interactive Arduino-powered Facebook Like button. It doesn’t do anything besides tally how many times it’s been pressed, but with the ubiquity of Facebook, most people will instantly know how to use it. Wouldn’t it be interesting if there was a fully-functional Facebook Like button next to every print in a photo exhibition? The buttons would help publicize the exhibition, and would show what visitors think of the photographs. Perhaps it’s only a matter of time before someone actually does this…

(via Laughing Squid via Make)


Image credit: “Like This”, 2011 by Quasimondo and used with permission


 
 
  • http://www.casagli.com Alessandro Casagli

    this is contemporary art.

  • http://www.casagli.com Alessandro Casagli

    this is contemporary art.

  • http://twitter.com/zfny zf

    It won’t work unless you need to sign it before you press it. Otherwise I’ll just press whatever I like 100times. Secretly, of course.

  • http://twitter.com/zfny zf

    It won’t work unless you need to sign it before you press it. Otherwise I’ll just press whatever I like 100times. Secretly, of course.

  • Anonymous

    Quite handy for those of us who know what we like without having to critique.

  • Michael

    Okay I got a fresh idea! “Unlike Button”

  • Ranger 9

    Building a version that would actually post “likes” to Facebook would be fairly easy by adding an Ethernet shield to the Arduino. As zf notes, you’d need to log in before you press it. But I’m sure Facebook is working on technology that would let you access Facebook from anywhere, via a small, painless implant in your brain. Anybody ever see the great old movie “The President’s Analyst”…?

  • Ranger 9

    Building a version that would actually post “likes” to Facebook would be fairly easy by adding an Ethernet shield to the Arduino. As zf notes, you’d need to log in before you press it. But I’m sure Facebook is working on technology that would let you access Facebook from anywhere, via a small, painless implant in your brain. Anybody ever see the great old movie “The President’s Analyst”…?

  • http://www.richardsnotes.org Richard

    Really? You think pressing a “like” button is enough or useful feedback on what a visitor to a show thinks of a particular image? Mixing popularity contests like this with shows is the perfect way to ruin artists taking chances with their work, or, more importantly, do more of what the crowd likes.

  • Anonymous

    I think it’s a great idea.. and decided to pick up on it about a year ago :)
    We’ve done something similar for cars and museums in the past:
    http://www.sowisocial.com/blog/hyundai-facebook-campagne-autorai-2011-movie

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1174835197 Casey Myers

    I liked it 54 times!

  • http://twitter.com/MatthewBotos Matthew Botos

    How about posting a QR code and let people login and like from their mobile device?