The Yoto Player deliberately doesn’t have a microphone, camera, or a screen — it’s really just designed to play audio, but through NFC-enabled physical cards. Inspired by Montessori teachings that emphasize tactile learning and encourage kids to have a level of independence, the cards are loaded with songs, audiobooks, and podcasts to let kids choose what they want to listen to.
Objectifier empowers people to train objects in their daily environment to respond to their unique behaviors. 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.
Listening Post is a system designed to overhear, parse and ultimately learn from the spoken phrases of casual passersby. A remote listening post, installed in the public sphere, constantly monitors its immediate environment and broadcasts what it hears, via cell phone, to a server, or speaking post installed in a remote space, for example CEPA Gallery in Buffalo, NY.
created by french designers celia torvisco and raphaël pluvinage, the body of the hibou gilded ceramic radio is adorned using a fine palladium paint that has conductive properties. the metallic patterns are not only ornamental elements but play a functional role in the object. each motif matches a particular setting : on/off, volume and frequency.