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