The New Shape of Things
FutureEverything Conference, Manchester 2014
While everyday objects in our environment, from the living room to the street and even our garments, become increasingly connected, something in their fundamental nature promises to change. A future where waste bins are surveillance objects and lights in airports can track us, or where mail boxes can start a conversations with passers-by, offer all kinds of possibilities to alter our understanding of our immediate reality.
This talk investigates how connected objects can become a sophisticated language for creative exploration beyond the canonical visions of the Internet of Things industry, as designers and artists shape more ambiguous and culturally sophisticated scenarios.