Shaun Salzberg, Matt Stempeck, Travis Rich, Sandra Richter, Xiao Xiao

DanceCam riffs off of the Media Lab’s existing cultural norms around FoodCam. The installation invites passerby to select a song from a streaming music database. Upon pressing the big, red DanceCam button, a link to the song is distributed over a mailing list with an invitation to recipients to join the dance party. A ten-second countdown allows recipients some time to get up from their desks while the disco ball spins up. The installation invites students to relax and enjoy music of their own choosing in small increments of time that respect busy schedules. It also facilitates community and cross-group interaction by opening an invitation up to anyone in need of a break and a smile.