The Pillow: Artist-Designers in the Digital Age

Dunne, Anthony and Gaver, William. 1997. 'The Pillow: Artist-Designers in the Digital Age'. In: CHI '97. Atlanta, Georgia, United States. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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The Pillow is a treated LCD screen which shows changing patterns in response to ambient electromagnetic radiation, challenging viewers to consider our constant invasion by electronic information. It is proposed as a product for mass-production, one that people would purchase for home use. In this paper, we describe how this admittedly impractical value fiction illustrates some of the ways that designers can pursue research.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

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design, design centred approaches, telecommunications

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Design > Interaction Research Studio



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Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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02 Dec 2015 12:50

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20 Jun 2017 13:58


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