Bastien
Claessens

Projects

Bastien Claessens – Taalee

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Bastien Claessens – Taalee

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Laura Nieder, Pauline Saglio

Mention Très bien At bedtime there is nothing like reading a tale alone with your child to smoothly transition from excitement to calm. Snuggled up against you, your child enjoys this intimate moment and escapes into his/her imagination to the rhythm of the story. With the help of soundscapes, “Taalee” seeks to reinforce this magical moment. Taking the form of a mobile app, “Taalee” offers a creative and sharing space accessible to all and thus enables anyone to add to their stories with the use of featured compositions or by creating your own.

The Center for Counter-Productive Robotics

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

The Center for Counter-Productive Robotics

Workshop with Thibault Brevet, Marc Dubois

In this day and age, robots are presented as the embodiment of precision, speed and efficiency. And they are: working relentlessly, day and night on factory floors around the world, churning out goods faster than ever. As a consequence their practical use is mostly limited to capitalistic logics expecting return on investment, or academic logics expecting research publications. The Center for Counter-Productive Robotics is an island where these concerns are thrown out of the window, and robots are deliberately approached with failure, laziness and clumsiness in mind. In this way the center develops a more human-centric approach to robotics.

Events

Fantastic Smartphones,04–05.03.2023,Bits n Bolts

EXHIBITIONS

Fantastic Smartphones,
04–05.03.2023,
Bits n Bolts

Following its success at the Milan International Furniture Fair and the KIKK Festival in Namur (BE), the exhibition Fantastic Smartphones is participating in Bits n Bolts festival with a selection of its projects. To be seen on March 4 and 5, 2023 at the Zentralwäscherei in Zurich.