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zepi - RRRRockingChair

Does a chair have personality?
Indeed!
How can we be sure that our furniture does not feel, similar to ourselves?
Let's assume our furniture would consequently try to communicate with us. It would try to express its anger, delight, affection, boredom or similar feelings. We could neither hear nor see or feel it!
Our doors of perception however depend on the few senses available to us.
Exactly like for a chair.

What if the chair could talk to us?

The talkingchair is an experimental revision of the fabulous design classic Tom Rock (Tom Vac) that was originally designed by Ron Arad in 1999.
Using a some electronics a vivid, interactive personality is added to the originally quiet chair. The object gains an augmented, digitally generated character.

Per vvvv the chair is programed to detect physical contact with its user.
From interpreting the sequence and combination of activated buttons the system concludes type of movement done by the user and reacts by giving acoustic output, based on spoken sounds. With this equipment the chair able to interactively communicate different moods to its user, what leads to a very special sitting-experience.

poor image-quality video. sound!

the moodwatch-pannel displays the current moods of the chair.

You'll find a funny concept-movie (ca. 5min) about interactive objects HERE.
Please install the shockwave plugin on your system before viewing.

big thanks to computer-wizard tompeak who made this possible!

www.talkingchair.net

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Shoutbox

~16h ago

ggml: is pepperoni dmx adapter still expected to work with b38 ?

~20h ago

bo27: @sinus hi! Thanks for using the template. Run is for endusers and it kills explorer. Try developer.bat to access patches

~24h ago

sinus: @bo24: sorry for da hassle. everything´s fine again. several restarts did the job.

~24h ago

sinus: @bo24: my mail db@servus.at

~24h ago

sinus: @IvanRastr aka bo24: found your project template, tested run bat.file, now my screen is black. only cursor. what to do?

~6d ago

cznickesz: @tonfilm thanks for the info. Can´t wait to give it a try!

~7d ago

tonfilm: @cznickesz #vvvv #vl #xenko integration is not ready for the public yet, it's still under heavy development... more updates soon.

~7d ago

cznickesz: Possibly dumb question: is there any release containing xenko-integration right now?

~8d ago