Tell-me Presence

Tell-me Presence is an exploration into how networked, physical lighting objects can be utilized to facilitate intimacy over long distances.

Designed as twin-objects to be shared between lovers, family members or close friends, the lamps serve as a simple interface to communicate the presence of another non-verbally. The cube-inside-a-cube physical structure allows the larger part of the lamp to continue to function as an ambient light, while the smaller, nestled cube serves as a presence indicator when a light “message” is sent from one person to the other.

This project was the result of the Physical Computing course with Massimo Banzi and David Cuartielles.