Created by Shanghai based design studio automato.farm, 'BIY™ - Believe it Yourself' is a series of real-fictional belief-based computing kits to make and tinker with vernacular logics and superstitions. The team worked with experts in fortune telling from Italy, geomancy from China and numerology from India to translate their knowledge and beliefs into three separate kits – BIY.SEE, BIY.MOVE and BIY.HEAR. They invite users to tinker with cameras that can see luck*, microphones that interpret your destiny*, and compasses that can point you to harmony and balance*.
Created by Automato, ‘Objective Realities’ is an installation and performance that explores the idea of how does it feel to be an object in a smart home. It includes a series of VR experiences that change the perspective from a human point of view to the one of an object, inviting users to see and act in a virtual smart home with the capabilities and limitations of a specific object and listen to the invisible chatter that happens between networked things and the home.