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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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~16h ago

joreg: @eglod: if not, we're doing something wrong... but did you check any of the other timeline options? animation

~17h ago

andresc4: Sometimes people finalize a project and can donate a good amount that month, but nobody knows what will happen on the next one :D

~17h ago

andresc4: @vux as @eno say, I think a 1 time payment of any given value its a good option also

~18h ago

ggml: where id the vl search algorythm implementation discussion?

~18h ago

eglod: @ catweasel, o.k. may be, I have to learn vl. Thank You catweasel! Is this possible with 84 years, what think You?

~20h ago

catweasel: I guess part of the issue, is payment is $ which means transaction fees on every payement will add up!

~22h ago

u7angel: @eno, it is a hassle for us too but its worth it i think.

~23h ago

eno: @vux @u7angel, of course, but an annual fee would be much more convenient for the accounting.

~1d ago

u7angel: @eno, the idea is to generate a steady income to motivate continious development.