Camille introduces us to some pioneering creatives who are exploring the technological area using our senses.
In a society where you can ask Alexa, Cortana or Siri to organise your life, answer a phone call with your watch, and experience virtual surroundings with a headset, you’d be forgiven for believing that our main interaction with technology is one that is purely for helping humans complete day-to-day tasks.
But what about using tech to amplify our senses or improve our sensory experiences? In the world of design, there are creative individuals, studios and agencies that are utilising technology in a tactile way to magnify how we see our relationship with tech. With the sensory experience at the heart of their projects, these practitioners are opening up new ways to use, perceive and experience technology in our lives.
Feature image credit: ‘Déguster l’augmenté’ – Erika Marthins x ECAL. Photographed by Younès Klouche
‘P-rouette’ – Hadar Neeman
See more of Neeman’s work on her portfolio
‘DuoSkin’ – MIT Media Lab
Read more about the DuoSkin project
The full list of collaborators for DuoSkin:
Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao
‘Déguster l’augmenté’ – Erika Marthins x ECAL
See more of Marthins’ work on her website
The full list of collaborators for ‘Déguster l’augmenté’:
Project by ECAL/Erika Marthins, in collaboration with Chef Fabien Pairon – Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Rayform and Jun Shintake – Laboratory of Intelligent Systems(EPFL).
Special thanks to: Michel Ferla (EHL) and Dario Floreano – Director of Laboratory of Intelligent Systems(EPFL).
Tutors: Alain Bellet, Cyril Diagne, Gaël Hugo, Christophe Guignard, Cédric Duchêne.
Assistants: Laura Perrenoud, Tibor Udvari, Romain Cazier, Marc Dubois.
ECAL / University of Art and Design, Lausanne Switzerland, Bachelor Media & Interaction Design.
‘Wall of Sound’ – Ligalux
See more of Ligalux’s work on their website
Interested in using conductive paint? Head over to Bare Conductive
‘Neclumi’ – panGenerator
Read more about the ‘Neculimi’ project
The full list of collaborators for ‘Neculimi’:
Interested in a career in design? Read more about some of the subject areas explored in this post:
BA (Hons) Jewellery Design at Central Saint Martins
BA (Hons) Fashion Jewellery at London College of Fashion
BA (Hons) Product Design at Central Saint Martins
BA (Hons) Interaction Design Arts at London College of Communication
BA (Hons) Interior and Spatial Design at Chelsea College of Arts