Hybrid Media

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LiveObjects (2016)

Leveraging Theatricality for an Expressive Internet of Things


LiveObjects approaches expressive object design from the lens of art theory and creates a series of IoT data objects that utilize theatricality, or the perception of an object having presence, to provoke new interactions between objects, viewers, and space. This approach utilizes actuation, materials and everyday objects to express social data. We showcase how such objects can form unique expressive personalities, expose relational data, and perturb environments to form information spaces.



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Cesar Torres
Jasper OLeary
Eric Paulos