That my friends, is my sleep translated to art. Yeah. How cool is that?
A little over a week ago, I participated in the Sleep Art experience, courtesy of Ibis Hotels. They're in the midst of rebranding and one of their campaigns is aimed at creating some hype about these new beds they're putting in their hotel rooms, called The Sweet Bed. The Sweet Bed is super duper comfortable, designed to ensure the best rest. And now I can tell you that it really is an extremely comfortable bed.
But here's the very interesting twist. For the Sleep Art experience, they equipped the topper of one of these beds with 80 sensors. The sensors transmit movement, sound and temperature data of the person who is sleeping in the bed to a robot. The robot has been built to respond to these data inputs with brushstrokes in different colours onto a canvas - like a real little artist. The robot's end product is the Sleep Art of that specific person. And I got to be one of them.
Have a look at this video if you'd like to understand the project better:
I absolutely love my painting. It's even signed and everything. I really like how it's sort of off centre, seemingly radiating down from the top left corner. It's interesting because usually I share a bed with my husband and I always sleep on the left side. However, even though I slept in this bed alone, all the activity is on the left, which reassured me that this sleep art was indeed mine ;)
If you're interested, here's another video about the actual making of the talented artist robot:
|all images by me :) - Holly von Huene|