The first version of the device represents the community around the neighbourhood association La Maison pour tous at Créteil. An urban renewal operation is happening on the site, forcing the older generations to leave their homes for smaller ones, exploding the community. The model had been built directly on site and a series of workshops had been organized with the kids to present them some new technologies. They played with a 3D scanner and got initiated to 3D printing and Arduino (electronic). After earning their trust, we recorded their testimonies as a piece of collective memory to projected them on the map.
Babel_V1 was exhibited during two weeks at the MAC Créteil in February 2016. It was the occasion to confront it with the public and see how they would interact with the installation.
This first step in the research on communities lead us to a transition toward the virtual communities.