Are you talking to me ?

Are you talking to me ?

Friday 30 June 2017 -11:00 to Thursday 13 July 2017 -19:00
In partnership with the city of Saint-Etienne, the Cité du design and the 22 Design Creative Cities

 

ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?
USES AND APPLICATIONS OF CONNECTED OBJECTS

EXHIBITION CO-PRODUCED BY THE CITY OF ENGHIEN-LES-BAINS AND THE CITÉ DU DESIGN OF SAINT-ETIENNE

With the contribution of the UNESCO creative cities of Design:
BEIJING (China) - DETROIT (USA) - DUNDEE (UK) - GRAZ (Austria)- HELSINKI (Finland) - KOBE (Japan) - MONTREAL (Canada) - NAGOYA (Japan) -  SAINT-ÉTIENNE (France) - SÉOUL (Republic of Korea) - SHENZHEN (China)

Exposition Design - Isabelle Daeron

« In less than 10 years the terms “connected devices”, “Internet of Things”, “smart things” and “smart cities” have already invaded technophile vocabularies and our collective imaginations, like the beginnings of an El Dorado heralded by the service market. By talking to each other, such objects will be able to help us make decisions, identify needs and organise our lives. By exchanging information via the web, these devices will be programmable and responsive, enslaved to our wellbeing. For better or worse, they promise a sea change in our lifestyles, supporting our habits but also confusing our true needs. The wealth of potential afforded by embedded technology is explored by designers and startups1 to show possible scenarios of future living environments. By 2020 there will be 28 billion connected objects.»

Olivier Peyricot, Designer and Director of the Research department of Cité du design and co-curator of the exhibition.

This exhibition will be presented at the Cité du design of Saint-Etienne, from 14th September 2017 to 7th January 2018. 

> Download the exposition guide


This exhibition is composed by 4 spaces / thematics:

IN THE CITY

Mobility and environment
To be human is to travel. We have always migrated, but also always explored our immediate surroundings: our only real limits are those that we impose on ourselves. There are no longer any environments that have not been humanised by our use of technology.  Will there soon be no unconnected objects?

Objects:

SMARTHALO / CycleLabs Solutions Inc
Montreal, Canada
www.smarthalo.bike

WRLD-MAPS / WRLD LTD
Dundee, UK
www.eegeo.com

INFOSCAPE + / Yuki Matsui / Kobe Design University
Kobe, Japan

DATA COLLECTOR / [Random(lab)]-ESADSE and Research department of Cité du design
Saint-Etienne, France
http://www.esadse.fr

TOILET VACANCY CHECKER / Kobe Digital Labo Inc.
Kobe, Japan
http://www.kdl.co.jp

 


AT HOME

Domestic space and security
Once our basic needs are met, we look to objects to make our lives more tranquil. Technology transforms our anxiety into opportunities for new products that tap into our most precise needs for domestic well-being:  spaces for ourselves to put down roots.

Objects:

BUDDY / Blue Frog
Paris, France
Selection Saint-Etienne Cité du design - French Tech/Design Tech
www.bluefrogrobotics.com

E4 / A.I.Mergence
Paris
Selection Cap Digital
ai-mergence.com

DING DONG / Ling Long co
Beijing, Chine
http://www.linglongtech.com

FRESENS / Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Helsinki, Finland
http://design.metropolia.fi/

INTELLIGENT SECURITY LIGHT / Look design
Shenzhen, Chine
http://www.look-design.com.cn

IKILOCK / Gemecod
Saint-Christophe-en-Bresse
Selection Saint-Etienne Cité du design - French Tech/Design Tech
www.gemecod.com
www.ikilock.fr

 


 

FOR OUR BODY

Health and well-being
External messages influence our physical appearance, from body shape and characteristics, to the way we move and act, constantly instructing us how to take care of ourselves. Smart objects transform this search for physical well-being into a technological adventure.

Objects:

PABLO R4 / tyromotion
Graz, Austria
www.tyromotion.com

SMART ROPE / Tangram Factory
Seoul, Republic of Korea
http://tangramfactory.com

OMBRA / OMsignal Inc.
Montréal, Canada
www.omsignal.com

WAYSKIN / WayWearable
Seoul, Republic of Korea
http://en.wayskin.com

ROUGE CITRON / Violette Souny
Montreal, Canada
www.behance.net/kiku-futurisours

INSPAIR / Biocorp
Paris
Selection Saint-Etienne Cité du design - French Tech/Design Tech
biocorpsys.com

 


 

WE ARE TALKING TO YOU

 

Empathy and interactivity
Interactive objects imitate our singularity. They offer to communicate on our behalf with the world around us as we see it: controlling airflow, listening, memory, spatial considerations and creating a kind of empathy between an individual and the wider world, where the smart object mediates through and by means of the imaginary.

Objects:

SYNCDON II  / Akihito Ito and Issey Takahashi
Nagoya, Japan
www.akihitoito.com

LUNII, LA FABRIQUE A HISTOIRES / Lunii
Paris
Selection Saint-Etienne Cité du design - French Tech/Design Tech
http://www.lunii.fr/

EAR BALL FOR EMPATHY / Taisuke Murakami, University Aichi Shukutoku
Nagoya, Japan
http://gallery/kcua/ac/jp/artists/20150607_id=6401@en

RBTS / rootoftwo / Cézanne Charles & John Marshall
Detroit, USA
http://www.rootoftwo.com

WHITHERVANES : THE DESIGN/TECH DIY KIT / rootoftwo / Cézanne Charles & John Marshall
Detroit, USA
http://www.rootoftwo.com

BEAT / David Somiah Clark
Montreal, Canada
http://www.davidsomiahclark.com/projects/beat/

SMART ROPE / Tangram Factory
Seoul, Republic ok Korea
http://tangramfactory.com

 


 

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Emplacement: 
La Serrurerie
6 rue de Mora
95880 Enghien-les-Bains