When Objects Dream

When Objects Dream

Do objects sometimes dream about themselves? What if we could enter their dreams? Virtual reality? Connected objects? On the occasion of the Milan International Furniture Fair 2016, the ECAL students of the Bachelor Media and Interaction Design present a collection of interactive experiments.

Collaboration (2016)

Professors
Alain Bellet, Cyril Diagne, Vincent Jacquier, Florian Pittet (Sigmasix), Pauline Saglio, Eric Morzier (Sigmasix), Romain Cazier, Laura Nieder, Tibor Udvari
Know-how
electronics, game, moving images, Virtual Reality (VR), sound, installation, Tangible Interaction, scenography, soft goods / accessories
When Objects Dream
Headlight, ECAL / Aloïs Geiser & Andrea Ramirez Aburto
Headlight ECAL / Aloïs Geiser and Andrea Ramirez Aburto  Photo ECAL/Younès Klouche
Pump It Up, ECAL / Pierre Allain-Longval & Mathilde Colson
Pump It Up ECAL / Pierre Allain-Longval and Mathilde Colson Photo ECAL/Younès Klouche
Look Book, ECAL / Pietro Alberti & Elise Migraine
Look Book ECAL / Pietro Alberti and Elise Migraine  Photo ECAL/Younès Klouche
Look Book, ECAL / Pietro Alberti & Elise Migraine
Look Book ECAL / Pietro Alberti and Elise Migraine  Photo ECAL/Younès Klouche

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Broom Broom, ECAL / Aloïs Geiser & Andrea Ramirez Aburto
Broom Broom ECAL/Erika Marthins and Hélène Portier  Photo ECAL/Younès Klouche
David Nguyen & Fabiola Soavelo
Scalastic ECAL/David Nguyen and Fabiola Soavelo Photo ECAL/Younès Klouche
Eye Drop, ECAL / Charlotte Broccard & Stella Speziali
Eye Drop ECAL/Charlotte Broccard and Stella Speziali Photo ECAL/Younès Klouche
Tabula Rasa, ECAL / Thomas Faucheux & Arthur Moscatelli
Tabula Rasa ECAL/Thomas Faucheux and Arthur Moscatelli  Photo ECAL/Younès Klouche
Catapulse, ECAL / André Andrade & Giulio Barresi
Catapulse ECAL/André Andrade and Giulio Barresi Photo ECAL/Younès Klouche
Catapulse, ECAL / André Andrade & Giulio Barresi
Catapulse ECAL/André Andrade and Giulio Barresi Photo ECAL/Younès Klouche

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Melting Hot, ECAL / Adrien Kaeser & Corentin Vignet
Melting Hot ECAL/Adrien Kaeser and Corentin Vignet Photo ECAL/Younès Klouche
Metronomy, ECAL / Luca Kasper & Callum Ross
Metronomy ECAL/Luca Kasper and Callum Ross Photo ECAL/Younès Klouche
Bloom, ECAL / Mélanie Courtinat
Bloom ECAL/Mélanie Courtinat Photo ECAL/Younès Klouche
Browse Air, ECAL / Pierry Jaquillard & Justine
Browse Air ECAL/Pierry Jaquillard and Justine Rieder  Photo ECAL/Younès Klouche
Metricks, ECAL / Kelian Maissen, Mathieu Palauqui & Guillaume Simmen
Metricks ECAL/Kelian Maissen, Mathieu Palauqui and Guillaume Simmen Photo ECAL/Younès Klouche
Ear Cup, ECAL / Salomé Chatriot
Ear Cup ECAL/Salomé Chatriot  Photo ECAL/Younès Klouche

Headlight

Alois Geiser & Andrea Ramirez

Rocking lamps welcome faces in a bath of light. Inside, a shining ball is guided along a monumental journey.


Pump It Up

Pierre Allain-Longval & Mathilde Colson

A connected bicycle pump allows you to interact in a virtual scene. Through this, users influence how balloons are inflated.


Look Book

Pietro Alberti & Elise Migraine

These books keep their pages tightly closed. The binding gives you a glimpse of an unexpected content.


Broom Broom

Erika Marthins & Hélène Portier

Brooms designed to be handled from a particular angle. Controlling them unveils a universe of staggering proportions.


Scalastic

David Nguyen & Fabiola Soavelo

A scale alters the content of an image according to the user’s weight. The objects thus represented stretch and twist to reach an elasticity defying all the laws of physics.


Eye Drop

Charlotte Broccard & Stella Speziali

Opaque bottles filled with a fleeting digital fluid. Looking through the bottleneck, you can see the magical nature of their content.


Tabula Rasa

Thomas Faucheux & Arthur Moscatelli

A table designed for a special “tête-à-tête”. Through the table top one perceives a dramatic drop.


Catapulse

André Andrade & Giulio Barresi

A toaster becomes a launching pad for all sorts of objects. Its virtual environment provides a laboratory where experiments combine surprise and contemplation.


Melting Hot

Adrien Kaeser & Corentin Vignet

This hairdryer stretches beyond its own physical limits. By going up to a high virtual temperature, any object placed in front of the hairdryer instantly begins to change.


Metronomy

Luca Kasper & Callum Ross

A metronome controls the pace of a table tennis match. By setting the rhythm, the user can influence the speed of the game.


Bloom

Mélanie Courtinat

Vases without flowers, to be viewed from below. Through the gaps, you catch a glimpse of a marvellous vegetal world with unknown species.


Browse Air

Pierry Jaquillard & Justine Rieder

A fan turns the pages of a book by the force of its blow. This allows the user to view the content of this book in a fun and unusual way.


Metricks

Kelian Maissen , Mathieu Palauqui & Guillaume Simmen

A tape measure allows users to navigate through the depth of a scene. It becomes a fun tool to move across multiple visual compositions of the same image.


Ear Cup

Salomé Chatriot

Teapots filled with liquid sound. Sensitive to handling, these ghostly murmurs reveal echoes of a troubling past.