For every installment of The Good Home, we explore a number of ideas and concepts for urban living in the 21st century.
Fuori Salone 2016, Milan:
- Data Domestication. Data Domestication uses the metaphor of pets to explore environmental sensors in the domestic environment. For example, the Air-quality Birdcage takes inspiration on how canaries were used as measuring systems for air quality in the past.
- Home Totem. The Home Totem physically represents the owner’s privacy and sharing preferences within their home. Think dietary requirements, energy consumption profiles, records of former home ownership and the like.
- Internet Adhesives. Internet Adhesives explores how to append the internet to everyday objects. This project argues that people shouldn’t have to buy a new object in order to get it talking with the web. It also argues that being able to open and modify an object is an important part of owning it.
- Privacy Dimmer. The privacy dimmer can be regulated so that privacy in the connected home is controlled across a spectrum instead of just on/off. It consists of a set of two objects: a dimmer installed in the room, and a keyfob.
- Recipes. Turn everyday objects into ingredients that you can use in recipes to control interactions in your home. Each visitor explores the kinds of objects they would want to be connected in their home and designs the interactions that they want–on their terms.
- Home Sweet. Home Sweet sketches how we bring our own data to a home’s data and what kind of data service that could create. A new inhabitant could learn the history of the building, pending issues, and any local information that they may want to be aware of as they join a new neighbourhood.
- Trickle. Trickle looks at how we might use motion and moveable home structures to interact differently with water. It enables us to make explicit decisions to throw water away or reuse it through a simple filtration unit.