The Tweeting pillows

Design for play • Academic Project • Edinburgh Napier University - 2013 

An interplay of technology and tactile interaction.

 

Some of us like to hug and cuddle our pillows while sleeping or relaxing. While prototyping using  Makey Makey kits, I created a set of twin pillows which were wired to react to people hugging them. By embedding Makey Makey kits inside the pillows, on being hugged the pillows could tweet online and emote. The pillows were coded to tweet a nice or disdainful comment when they were physically touched. It was an interesting object that was designed to review people's responses when inanimate objects suddenly found a voice of their own on social media.

 

Tweeting pillows went on to win the curator's choice award at the NOISE FESTIVAL in London in 2014.

 

To know more about the project, you can visit the following link:

http://pankhurijaininteractionista.tumblr.com/