Speculatively, Humankind will someday transition from Parasitism to Integration with the Natural World. Nature’s Creatures will semi-overtake Manmade dwellings. We will reach a brief Balance in which they control our world as much as we control theirs. Our team will pre-create the first Humanspace to be ceded to the Biotechnosphere: The Bathroom. In the future The Bathroom will house a Naturefish as well as Humankind’s most shamefully Wild instinct : Pooping. While we will not include Pooping in our demonstration, we will display other mutualistic interactions transferred between the Humanbathroom and the Naturebathroom(the same bathroom scaled down to a fish scale).
A color sensor and basic circuitry will facilitate interactions. A Fish entering the Naturebathroom will turn on the lights of the Humanbathroom. A Human actuating the non-functional Humantoilet will activate bubbling out of the Naturetoilet. The Fish’s shadow will be projected onto the Humanbathroom walls as a reminder of its presence. It’s important to remember that the Fish is always watching.
How can embedded computation change the way we experience our surroundings? This class will focus on the design and prototyping of reactive spaces. Over the course of several small projects and one...more
Radicalize the power of integration in a bathroom shared between a human and a fish