TV remote art experiment mixes water & electricity

Bizarre ways to control familiar items always make me tingle in my otherwise-forgotten parts, so I was illicitly delighted to see Philippe Kindelis' simply-titled "TV Remote Control".  It's a title that does it no justice, as power, volume and channel changing are all adjusted through moving different metal cables in volumes of water.


Basically, as you move the metal sections within the water the conduction of electricity through it changes; that's mapped into functions such as increasing or decreasing volume.  The whole thing is part of a project of Philippe's called "Order & Chaos" in which he defies the traditional taboo of not mixing electricity and water.

It also looks like it does a damn good job of confusing a small child.

TV Remote Control [via MAKE]