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Tell-me Presence

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Tell-me Presence is an exploration into how networked, physical lighting objects can be utilized
to facilitate
 intimacy over long distances.

Designed as twin-objects to be shared between lovers, family members or close friends, the lamps serve as a simple interface to communicate the presence of another non-verbally. The cube-inside-a-cube physical structure allows the larger part of the lamp to continue to function as an ambient light, while the smaller, nestled cube serves as a presence indicator when a light “message” is sent from one person to the other.

Teammates: Hideaki Matsui, Umesh Janardhanan and Andrew Nip
Context: CIID’s Physical Computing class
Faculty: Massimo Banzi and David Cuartielles

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