Demo Hour highlights new prototypes and projects that exemplify
innovation and novel forms of interaction.
Leah Maestri, Editor
Embroidered Confessions is an interactive quilt woven from a collection of curated secrets of strangers across the Internet. The quilt is a physical interface comprising 10 QR codes that have been embroidered and encoded with URLs that link to a Web interface. These embroidered
QR codes are in and of themselves visual secrets manifested in physical objects that evoke tradition and craft, but they must be decoded in
an interaction that is technologically dissonant yet visually congruent. Embroidered Confessions is a physical reminder of the immortality of
the musings, indiscreet personal disclosures, and heartfelt declarations that exist and are archived in the digital stratosphere.
Project website: http://embroideredconfessions.us Publication: Benedetti, J.M. Embroidered confessions: An interactive quilt of the secrets of strangers.
Proc. of the 8th ACM conference on Creativity and Cognition. ACM, New York, 2011, 313-314.
Julynn Miller Benedetti | Parsons the New School for Design | frog design | firstname.lastname@example.org
DOI: 10.1145/2427076.2427078 © 2013 ACM 1072-5520/13/03 $15.00
Emoti-bots is a line of prototypical products for future homes that both simulate and stimulate emotion. As computers move away from
screen-based interfaces and become less expensive and more pervasive, their systems will inevitably become more intricate and complex.
Our current modes of communication may become insufficient. Human beings utilize emotions to transform intelligence into appropriate
action and to consider circumstances and relationships with others. If our computers can develop stronger emotional connections with their
users, our interactions with them will become more meaningful as technology progresses.
Project website: http://emoti-bots.com Publication: Koepfinger, K. and Turkmen, B. Emoti-bots: A line of emotional products for automated future
homes. Proc. of the 13th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing. ACM, New York, 2011, 471-472.
Katie Koepfinger | Parsons the New School for Design | email@example.com
Burcum Turkmen | Parsons the New School for Design | firstname.lastname@example.org