Playing with Dry Water

Arnoud van den Heuvel
July 3rd 2008

waterboard by mark burton

The Waterboard is an interactive installation by Mike Burton giving the user a chance to play with water without getting wet. By drawing lines on the whiteboard, the water will follow a different course. Abstract life forms may appear in basins and where the water is stagnant it will become turbid.

waterboard by mark burton

waterboard by mark burton

The project won the 2007 RSA Design directions award.

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Posted 07/11/2012 – 21:54

We are very interested to borrow or purchase the device for an event in London over Christmas. How can I contact someone regarding this?
Many thanks,

The Alviela Ciencia Viva Centr
Posted 15/09/2011 – 14:30

Dear Sir/Madam,
We are a portuguese science centre which has water as one of the most important themes. After coming across The Water Board we became very interested in it. Is it possible to help us contact Mr. Burton?
Kind regards

Posted 28/06/2011 – 15:01

Now, I have a museum project, I really want to install this interactive in my project. Do you know how to contact Mr. Mike burton. I want to contact him to discuss details. So, please...
Thank u

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