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Luxalive – The emotionally aware lamp

Luxalive – The emotionally aware lamp

So you thought that animated Pixar Lamp from the movies was just a fantasy? Not anymore. Luxalive is a prototype of an reading lamp that moves according to the character of its user. For example, when you like to be dominant, the lamp will follow you like a slave. And when you like to help others, the lamp will not work well and ask you to help him to stay upright.

Created by by Ralf Zoontjes, as part of a larger research project aiming to design for specific human values, in order to make interactions with products aesthetically more valuable.

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  1. I find it hard that anyone could establish an emotional link of any sort with that lamp. While, as an industrial design it looks okay, the whole “human values through interaction with the product” falls flat of it’s feet. Unless of course it’s intended to arise anger from the user towards the lamp, then, I guess, it’s completely successful!

  2. Yeah, I seriously… don’t get hte point. Both “abilities” would only irritate me (the user). Does it have a ‘curl-up-into-a-ball-and-act-as-a-damn-lamp’ ability?

  3. Remember me AUR : http://web.media.mit.edu/%7Eguy/aur/

  4. Originally this concept sounded interesting but after I read that it’s incorperation into a human life is to follow around the more dominant person or act helpless to a helpfull person I lost my interest.

    If it wants to follow my book as I adjust it around my desk or maybe change to some mood lighting when I switch to an adult magazine then thats cool but I don’t need an incompetant lamp to beat around.