Blendie

I lavori di Kelly Dobson parlano del rapporto tra esseri umani e macchine. Le sue tecnologie hanno comportamenti espressivi ed empatici, reagiscono agli stimoli, sembrano confrontarsi con l’umano. Blendie è un frullatore anni Cinquanta modificato in modo da interagire con il suono della voce:

In Blendie a mix of design, art, engineering, and psychotherapy inform the interaction facilitated between participants and the familiar blender. An empathic opportunity is made manifest emphasizing and utilizing the aspects of blenders that are not what have been traditionally designed into them intentionally – i.e. their incredible sound and vibration – but that nevertheless have large roles in our interaction and approach to them.

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