The Kowtowing Lamp is an exploration into products that have personality. As an object, it functions as both light source and a data visualization device. We decided not to specify the information displayed, imagining instead that people could map data sets of their choosing to the lamp’s behavior via an API. As for personality, we think The Kowtowing Lamp nicely highlights that how things communicate is often just as important as what they communicate.

Completed Rohit Sharma, Katie Kindinger, Sara Krugman, and Drew Stock as part of the Physical Computing 2012 course at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design.

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Song: Anathallo - "A Great Wind, More Ash"

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