Tuesday, 12th May 2015


Sweet and Sour Futures

We are building a future of things that observe us and the environment, things that learn and that are trained to take decisions for us. Things that we do not only interact with, but actually live with.

In this lecture we will tap into the weird, awkward, and potentially ironic relationships that emerge with objects of near futures in our homes. Using a mix of speculative design and storytelling Simone will talk about some sweet objects with very sour aftertaste.

Simone is an Interaction Designer at Frog in Shanghai where he designs digital, tangible and behavioural interfaces – and tortures many objects. In his work he tries to build futures that are not perfect glass homes, but something that looks like a messy present with some unexpected glitches.

He started as product designer but then realised that he preferred sensors to chairs. He moved to Sweden where he was a researcher at Mobile Life Institute, designing Pervasive Gaming experiences. He graduated from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, where he focussed on tangible interfaces, interactive spaces and playing with generative architecture.

When: 5-6pm – Tues, May 12th, 2014

Where: CIID, Toldbodgade 37b, 1253, Copenhagen K, DENMARK