A project by:
Michal Rinott & Michal Rothschild with Leor Weinstein
Laughing swing is an interaction
between a person and a swing. It looks like a simple, regular
swing. When you sit on it, it chuckles. As you swing, it laughs,
and the higher you go, the harder it laughs. At the peak swinging
it is laughing wildly.
The swing connects the experience of movement with the experience
of laughter. It is a cycle: the person, by swinging, makes the
swing laugh, and this laughter causes the person to laugh back.
Laughing Swing contains technological components, but it is
not a technological object. It is used exactly as a regular
swing, with technology adding a new aspect. The result is a
fantastic experience that can reduce stress and anxiety. The
swing’s laugh was chosen after auditioning a variety of