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Aspirations By Bernie Lubell | Exploratorium Artist in Residence

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Experience the ups and downs of winning, losing, and sharing with Aspirations, an interactive contraption featuring two inflatable lounges connected to a blower and valve allowing you and a friend to share or compete for air.

By pulling a cord, you inflate your lounge while deflating the other; the more air you get, the less your partner receives. Can you share the air? Surveillance video interspersed with written questions appears on a monitor overhead, inviting deeper reflection on your rise and fall.

About the Artist:
Bernie Lubell creates interactive sculptural installations based on his studies in psychology and engineering. His projects have included a Stone-Age digital computer, a rainstorm of chaos and nostalgia, a phone booth-confessional communications network, and a simulation of the human heart as mechanical device.