People sitting an interactive table for casting incredient votes.
Milling circuit boards for crunchtime sensors.
Milled circuit boards.
36 RFID sensors assembled for crunchtime.
Custom RFID sensor mounted on .

I developed an interactive tabletop voting system as part of my work within the transmedia collective ‘Counterpilot’. Hidden within the table were a series of 36 custom built RFID sensors, three for each place setting. When these sensors detected a voting token above, OSC messages were sent to a central computer that would tally the common vote. Using a dinner party as a metaphor, Crunch Time is a performantive dinner party modelled on the democratic process. A guest chef prepares real food in response to ingredients voted on by a party of twelve.


  • 2018/12/05 - 2018/12/15, Metro Arts. Norman Price Theatre, Brisbane (AU).
  • 2018/05/03 - 2018/05/12, Next Wave Festival. Darebin Entertainment Centre, Melbourne (AU).


  • 2.5 hours.

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  • 2019/04/04 - Added video and summary.
  • 2019/04/08 - Switched to standard project template


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