Created by Bjørn Karmann at CIID, Objectifier empowers people to train objects in their daily environment to respond to their unique behaviours. It gives an experience of training an artificial intelligence; a shift from a passive consumer to an active, playful director of domestic technology. Interacting with Objectifier is much like training a dog - you teach it only what you want it to care about. Just like a dog, it sees and understands its environment.
Using computer vision and a neural network, Objectifier allows for complex behaviours to be associated with your command. For example, you might want to turn on your radio with your favourite dance move or connect your radio to the Objectifier and use the training app to show it when the radio should turn on.
Created by Bjørn Karmann in collaboration with Nicolas Armand and Lars Kaltenbach, Pyrograph is a CIID project inspired by the thermal printers used for receipts in all shops. The Pyrograph draws with dots burned with a 450 °C tip on to paper and listen to the ambient sound in the room and distort the same.