Our diasporic society puts our families friends in multiple cities at once, fanning out at different life changepoints such as marriage and graduating from school.
Technology is both a detractor and enabler. Detractor because people feel oversaturated by messages and images, and always feel compelled that they must have something to say or show when they call, chat or message with others. Enabler, because technology has the ability to bridge time and space.
Tea Time brings people together across distance, at the same time. It revives the afternoon tea break, allowing two friends to share a moment together, even without speaking a single word.
Interaction prototypes programmed in Processing, and physical prototypes created with Rhino.
Sandbox brings people together across distances, asynchronously. When living apart, the quiet moments are often the ones most missed; current communication avenues require active engagement.
Topo Table brings people together in the same place, across generations. Passing down furniture with the marks of use is a source of pride for many, but our digital lifestyle means we no longer literally make imprints. This translates digital actions into physical artifacts.