Created by Elise Migraine at ECAL, Twin Objects is a collection of devices (Tits Me, Pianoze, and Dual Drums) designed to act as a 'hotline' in attempt to nurture intimacy and telepresence that long-distance relationships need.
"Nowadays, everyone is only a couple of clicks away from each other. Communicating over long distance with text, video, images has never been so easy, and as mobility has become ever easier, many of us live apart from our relatives or close friends. This makes instant messaging (IM) app valuable actors in our relationships. However, the sensory experience of these messages is the same whether it’s a message from a stranger or a close friend. Receiving an IM becomes a banal experience."
Created by Adrien Kaeser at ECAL (Media and Interaction Design Unit), Weather Thingy is a custom built sound controller that uses real time climate-related events to control and modify the settings of musical instruments.