Dana Spiegel & Jim Youll

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CoNNeCTioNS attempts to represent the organic qualities of social interaction through the use of tangible beads. Necklaces of beads contain entire portraits of their owner, and when a bead is traded, it takes a "fuzzy" subset of that portrait with it. When connected to another person's necklace, a bead will slowly influence that person's portrait, mediated by the amount of time spent connected to those beads and frequency of such encounters.

IR communication

trading bits

playing back bits

QuickTime Movie (2.1MB)

A short paper was submitted to SIGCHI 2000: [CoNNeCTioNS.pdf]

page last updated 3/27/2001