Beatrice

ECAL – When Objects Dream

Beatrice
ECAL – When Objects Dream

What if everyday, familiar objects could dream? What would they dream about? What would those dreams reveal about their characteristics, personalities?

We live in a world surrounded by objects, objects of beauty, objects of use.  Objects are designed with a purpose in mind - to see to our needs, but what if we start to question what the needs are of the product?

Media and Interaction Design students from Swiss university ECAL have turned the familiar upside down and created a series of objects that invite visitors to question the future of objects.

Using virtual reality technology, to enable visitors to literately take a glimpse inside the object to using sensors to bring the object to life. 

This humorous approach encourages us question our relationship with objects and how these objects may evolve in the future. Living in a digital age where technology plays a pivotal role in our daily lives, what happens when these ordinary objects form consciousness?

With so many advances in science and technology, imaginative, far-fetched concepts may no longer be science fiction.