Making Workshop. Artefact Blogs Collection

Objects that withdraw

Iohanna Nicenboim (Department of Industrial Design, TU Delft), Daniel Suarez (Berlin University of the Arts)


Thanks to advancements in digital fabrication, the Internet of Things, and object recognition, everyday objects are enhanced with 3D vision, and become their own design researchers: They can optimize their shape according to use, automatically implementing changes in the next generation.

However, a virus spreads in digital fabrication codes, changing the shape of new objects, allowing them to be invisible from other Things. The virus, which originated from a glitch, spreads rapidly by mutating according to how they are seen by any other Thing in the house. Very quickly, every object become unique and impossible to capture.

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