Ping: Connected lamp

Contact amongst people often happens non-verbally. A wink or a tap on the shoulder sometimes conveys more than words could express. PiNG is a communication product that is based on this. Two lamps are connected with each other over the internet through a simple installation. One user will see his/her lamp glow when the other switches it on and vice versa. Through this means of communication people can exchange subtle signs. This makes people aware of each others presence over distance. PiNG is not yet for sale; Sophisti is looking for a partner to bring it on the market. PiNG is currently on display at the Smart Home: Green + Wired at the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago and was runner up in the catagory ‘Never saw the light of day’ of the Core77 Design Award 2011.

 

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Year: 2010

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