Attachment – Balloon-Powered (In)direct Messaging Revisited

Re-designed and re-built at the Royal College of Art, and now fully automatic and ecofriendly, Attachment is a poetic machine conceived by Swiss designer David Colombini. The machine allows people to send digital messages, images, or videos into the air by attaching them to biodegradable balloons.

The idea began as David's diploma project in Media and Interaction Design in Spring 2014 at ECAL (see CAN post). In October 2014, the project received support from the Migros Culture Percentage (Grant fund for Digital Culture) to develop the final object. In 2016, the machine was built in collaboration with designer Thomas Grogan and the help of Niklas Hagemann.

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