The interactive Periodic Table of Swearing

For its forthcoming 10 day London exhibition Modern Toss will be showcasing its 2011 output, including its interactive Periodic Table of swearing at which visitors will be able to press buttons to orchestrate an onslaught of sweary phrases…

In July this year Modern Toss‘ interactive talking Periodic Table of swearing proved a hit in the Modern Toss tent at Latitude festival. Now the bespoke made, button covered table will appear at a 10 day exhibition of MT’s 2011 output in London, where visitors will be able to press buttons to orchestrate a whole lot of swearing…

The table, a self proclaimed “work of idiot technology” was made after Modern Toss (the work of Jon Link and Mick Bunnage) released a poster version of the Periodic Table of swearing earlier in the year (shown above). The duo describe it as “a four legged talking table you can operate like a demented organist piping out swear words based on the chemical elements.” Here it is in action:

Periodic Table of Swearing from Clay Interactive Ltd on Vimeo.

“It was built in our Hoxton Street studio during our summer holidays,” explain the guys at Clay Interactive who built the table. “It’s constructed from over 100 buttons, CNC’ed and laser cut MDF, direct to media printing, over 100 meters of cabling, over 300 soldered joints and a whole lot of swearing!”

If you can tear yourself away from endlessly pressing buttons that issue forth sweary phrases such as “shit for fucking brains” or “arseholes for goalposts”, then the exhibition, entitled Modern Toss Seasonal Blow Out, will also showcase, and I quote, a “bespoke tailored swear jacket; a range of highly topical multi-functional no specific protest posters” as well as the latest work from Modern Toss – a series of animations starring Business Mouse which we featured on the blog only the other day (read that post here).

Modern Toss Seasonal Blow Out! runs from December 9 – 18 at Imitate Modern Gallery, 27a Devonshire Street London W1G 6PN.

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