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Ping Pong

Collection: Gray's School of Art Collection; Gray's School of Art Design Collection
Object Type: Graphic Design: Book
Artist/Maker: Sandilands, Jono
Date: 2009
Media/Materials: ink on paper
Dimensions: overall: 19.5 cm x 14.5 cm
Awards: RGU Graphic Design Purchase Award


A guide booklet on how to play table-tennis. Supplementary material for an interactive concept which would allow table-tennis players to record the strokes in their game, which could then be printed as still images.

A concept for an interactive table-tennis table which allows table-tennis players to record the strokes in their game of ping-pong as still images. Movement of the ball striking the table in a match is recorded and in turn printed in poster form as a memento of the game. Different styles of pattern can be selected by the player to enhance their captured print of the match. The concept or tracking the position in which the ball hits the table is similar to Wimbledon's 'Hawk Eye' system. Jonathan Sandilands has now developed a working prototype of the interactive table-tennis table.
Object Number: ABDRG2010.345.11