Research method: Smile TV from David Hedberg



A decade ago people who have experienced antenna TV used to have bad reception which used to be associated with the poor technical performance of an antenna. At that time, people used to get it delivered into their household with antennas installed on their rooftops. The artist tried to express the reminiscence of that time. Human can be role of antennas, in detail instead of making people smile at on-screen silliness, they have to “smile to watch”. That is to say, for as long as people smile, they can watch TV, otherwise it is scrambled broadcast.

When people sit in front of TV and smile, a programme is broadcasted on TV immediately. It makes people reminisce about a good old day when they had watched TV with antenna as they are like a antenna. At that tme, people installed antennas on the rooftop and whenever its reception failed, they climbed up there and fixed it. It means smile TV leads people to feel retro aesthetic by transmitting content on to each other. Whether the revealed content can sustain your smiie or not. Therefore, people can watch TV while smiling, it can make people crack up. Therefore, it can be a good example of interaction design by providing them with a good experience of smile TV.