Artificial interactions

An experiment in designing natural conversations between artificial objects.

 

 

Context:

What could be a natural way for smart objects to talk to each other without overstimulating our senses? This project envisions a future where interactions between objects are rooted in natural animal-like behaviours. This approach enables human beings to easily interpret complex technologies surrounding them without feeling threatened or overwhelmed by it.

Concept:

"Nature inspired generative design" - we used generative design patterns which are easy to find in nature. The featured dome structure easily lends itself to different forms — while one is embedded in sand, the other sits on a rock. They coexist in a harmonious way, blending in to their environment. When interacting, the same form lends itself to different affordances, letting the objects diversify in unique ways.

Process:

We have designed the dome shapes and built the final prototype using a simple servo motor mechanism and Arduino.

Project Details:

Completed in 2 days in May 2015 as part of the Secret Life of Objects course at CIID. This was a side project carried out with Dhruv Saxena.