Table Setting was created as an installation concept for the Tenement Museum in Manhattan's Lower East Side Neighborhood.
The Tenement Museum's mission is to share the stories of the working-class immigrants who inhabited the building between the years of 1863 and the 1950s.
We found the dinne table to be a particularly compelling area of each restored apartment, and noticed that many of the tours we went on focused heavily on eating rituals of the families.
Table Setting, an interactive storytelling experience, allows the visitors of the Tenement Museum to play the parts of the family members at dinner. As they interact with the seats and utensils, audio and video is triggered, making the visitors passive participants in the dinnertime rituals.
This project was created with Danne Woo for Jared Schiffman's Spatial Media class, part of the Interactive Telecommunications Graduate Program at NYU.