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Louisa Dumma - Moony, the storytelling projector

23 of April '20

Luiza Dumma from the Department of Industrial Forms at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow has created a lamp-projector to help create a magical atmosphere while reading and telling fairy tales.

Moony is a lamp-projector that makes telling fairy tales to children more interesting. The project was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen 's fairy tale titled. "The Little Match Girl," in which light plays an important role:

The girl lit a new one, it burned and shone, and where the shadow fell on the wall, it became as transparent as muslin; she saw the interior of the room, where there was a table covered with a white, shiny tablecloth, set with beautiful china, and on a platter a roast goose stuffed with plums and apples was smoking deliciously.

H.C. Andersen, Fairy tales, translated by. Stefania Beylin, Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz, Państwowy Instytut Wydawniczy 1969, p. 356.

Projektor Moony © Luiza Dumma Projektor Moony © Luiza Dumma

The projector creates a magical atmosphere

© Luiza Dumma

promoting reading and developing imagination

The main idea of the project is to create a magical atmosphere in the room where the fairy tale is read. The use of the projector is intended to help focus attention, emotional involvement and develop imagination in the youngest listeners.

Projektor Moony © Luiza Dumma

The transparent stand allows you to change the projection account

© Luiza Dumma

analog application of smartphone

To activate the projector, the user must insert the phone into it - its flashlight is the light source. This prompts the user to disconnect from the virtual world, thus allowing the user to immerse himself in the world of dreams and play together with the child.

Projektor Moony © Luiza Dumma

Each ball is different and casts a unique shadow

© Luiza Dumma

balls with light

The projector consists of a transparent stand that allows you to change the angle of projection, a wooden canopy - into which the phone is inserted, an overlay made with papier mâché technique and four interchangeable balls with different filters. The wooden canopy was made of ash using the milling and turning method. An additional fifth filter is a sphere made using the blown glass method, which has an uneven surface so that the light refracts, creating unpredictable effects on the wall.

The project was created in the Conceptual Design Studio at the Department of Industrial Forms of the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow under the direction of Dr. Maciej Wlasnowolski.

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illustrations courtesy of Luiza Dummy

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