My Role: Concept | Programming (Arduino) | Design | Crafting paper circuit

Susan, Vitor and I started working on this project after a wonderful encounter of 'Fortune Teller Fish' at Mermaid Inn in West Village. In case you never met this fascinating fish, it's a toy that is made of the same chemical used in disposable diapers, sodium polyacrylate. The material, sodium polyacrylate will grab onto water molecules that it touches, changing the shape of the molecule. As the molecules change shape, so does the shape of the fish. When you place it on your hand, it curls up in different ways. Place the magical red Fortune Teller Fish on the palm of your hand. Each movement has different meanings that depict your fortune. We decided to create our own creature, capable of reading people’s “aura” and showing the result in its own language/movement/illustration.

“The future is such an old idea.” by Imaginarium

The story of Imaginarium..

Imaginarium always had a special way with words, a special fortune telling power. As time went on, people started to realize that her words connected to give insight into their lives. Connections between the words and reality became clear to all. Now she has become a goddess to those who are lucky enough to come in contact with her powers.


As you approach her presence, she can sense your hunger for insight into your own life and future. She signals to you with movement and then delivers a series of words that seem to stop, like a measurement of your blood pressure, at just the right place to measure your life and give insight into your future

Now, we are building a direct connection with Imaginarium to interact with her deep knowledge, vision and wisdom. Her fortune telling will give us a deep connection with our present. She express herself in that very unique language.

The makings of Imaginarium

Muscle Wire Diagram

Muscle Wire Diagram