Poke is an interactive touchscreen artwork permanently situated in the Wilberforce Health Centre, Hull. The audience is presented with the human eye, which seems to passively gaze at them until it is touched. As the viewer’s finger touches the screen, the eye suddenly reacts; the eyelid closing then opening. The work engages with the interplay between humans and technology.
Poke was commissioned by NHS Hull through a residency with Digital Media Labs in 2009. It can be found in the main reception atruim at the new Wilberforce Health Centre on Storey Street, Hull City Centre.