The IDEO Palo Alto play team cast this second of two videos in a future where the experience of play is shaped by the context of expensive electricity – where schools make it mandatory for children to play in order to offset the expensive fossil fuel charges. Essie, the main character, goes so far as to steal energy from a fellow student so that she can later animate her own pretend world, which is... entirely dependent on electric power.
After an exhausting day, there is nothing better than coming home to relax in front of the fireplace, the tv or to enjoy a good book. "cay", which is a landscape for your livingroom, is able to react to these needs. The user is the protagonist, through his movement he changes the shape of the furniture. He is free to choose whether he wants to sit, lie down or relax on it with someone else.
Pebble and Twine: two great connected objects that go together like peanut butter and chocolate.
Twine, the easiest way to connect your objects to the Internet, will integrate the Pebble smartwatch as an output to rules. In Twine's web app, you'll be able to send notification of real-world events, like a basement flooding or a door opening, to your Pebble. The possibilities multiply with these two devices, and we expect our backers will come up with yet more great ideas.