An experiment with adding a Giant Push Button to the Bubble Tower elicited what I had hoped for: a focused response!
The BT produces bubbles on an intermittent basis, and this experience draws out a variety of emotional responses, including frustration. After observing a little girl taking off her shoe to strike the BT in the hope of forcing it to create bubbles, I decided to experiment with a Push Button to focus that energy.
Carol is the creator of the Push Button and had great fun “testing” it !
At this event, after some time, one wise young man demonstrated that the Push Button was fake, and removed it, waving it around and declaiming to all how fake it was. I reinstalled the Push Button, and within minutes several kids went back to pushing the button, anxious for more bubbles!