How do you measure the ethereal? Better yet, how do you visually define the ethereal? That’s what Lapka does, and that’s what Jonathan Zawada did. If you’re unfamiliar with the Lapka, it’s a series of small, beautifully designed sensors that measures the odd, invisible elements of the environment around you.
Lapka is a tiny, beautifully designed personal environment monitor that connects with your phone to measure, collect and analyze the hidden qualities of your surroundings. It is highly sensitive and responds to the invisible world of particles, ions, molecules and waves, so it can analyze your surroundings and smartly combine the results into guideline values for your comfort.
In partnership with Lapka, Los Angeles based artist Jonathan Zawada was asked to interpret a “diary” of thoughts and observations, bringing them to life. What he created was a series of very precious, intimate illustrations that gorgeously reinterprets the aesthetics of Lapka into pieces of art. And while it’s easy to simply enjoy these beautiful pieces he’s made, you need to read the descriptions that accompany the images. Here’s the caption for the image below.
I assemble my Lapka into a wearable accessory and head to the concert. It’s a pretty good show, so I record it in my Lapka diary. Someone next to me compliments me on my Lapka bracelet. I have to shout a little when I respond, “You know, the radiation in here is a little higher than usual, but I’m going to let it slide.”